Bellingham supports local charity at Community of Stars Gala

February 10, 2018 by  

Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) will be presenting its 8th annual Community of Stars Gala at the end of February.

The event will be a sit-down dinner catered by the head chef at Hotel Bellwether, with deserts by local gourmet patisseries. A silent auction will offer items donated by sports teams, artisans, and local businesses. Gifts and getaways will be awarded to lucky winners in the raffles.

The Atlantics will be the music entertainment for the evening. Everyone will be invited to dance to blues, pop rock, and boogie.

ANT’s miniature horses – Midnight Mocha, Persephone, and Toby – will be on site for pictures. Animal lovers may want to take these photos to a nearby printing company in order to get some poster printing done.

ANT specializes in healing programs for elders, veterans, and youth using therapy animals such as goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, horses and a llama. Many of the people being served by ANT require financial assistance to attend these programs, so benefits like this help fund scholarships. The nonprofit is situated on a five-acre farm right outside of Bellingham and has been serving the community for over 20 years.

The Community of Stars Gala will be February 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom, 1 Bellwether Way, Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham.