The 4th annual Fur Ball was held at the Apple Valley Conference Center on Saturday, March 22. About 150 people enjoyed the dinner dance, all for a good cause.
The even this year was a Bow/Meow Luau, featuring a full buffet meal of Hawaiian-style chicken, pork, rice and other fare.
The convention room was decorated to the max, keeping with the “Bark-a-Hula” theme.
Everyone was dressed in their finest Polynesian costumes, including Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and straw hats.
The local Polynesian band, Glory of Paradise, performed music and hula dances for the crowd.
Put on as a fundraiser for the Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Department, the event raised about $8000 to help with pet adoptions, low-cost vaccinations and the other animal services they offer.
One special highlight was honoring local resident Richard Rorex with special recognition for making a $1000 cash donation. He also sponsored the band and dancers. Dressed up like a lion, he became known as Richard the Lion Heart at the event.
Dee Dee Maples won right to pick the theme for the 2015 Fur Ball. She has 30 days to do so, with the help of Animal Services staff!