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14th Annual Sugar and Champagne To Benefit Washington Humane Society

Sugar and Champagne 2014 (Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society Facebook).

Sugar and Champagne 2014 (Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society Facebook).

Sweets paired with spirits always suggest a good time. The fun increases when the two are accompanying a good cause. The Washington Humane Society will return for the fourteenth year to host the annual Sugar and Champagne event. On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 sweet treat, delectable drinks, and adorable animals can all be found at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event, presented by Trade Center Management Associates, will honor local humane heroes.

Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray will host three different events throughout the evening. The first event, an Exclusive Experience, will allow guests to witness the behind-the-scenes process of making “dip-n-dots.” Exclusive Experience will only be open to a total of 50 guests. Tickets to the Exclusive Experience will also permit entry into both the VIP Chef’s Tasting Room and the general reception.  The second event, the VIP Chef’s Tasting Room, will also only permit a limited amount of guests, tickets will also permit entry into the general reception. Guests are invited to view edible art and enjoy gourmet desserts paired with a variety of fine sparkling wines. A list of culinary talents can be found on the Sugar and Champagne website.  Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to purchase one of 250 Golden Tickets for entry into a raffle for a few once-in-a-lifetime prizes.

529513_10151413073859916_236466684_nThe Washington Humane Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1870. It is also the only Congressionally-charted animal welfare agency. The organization began as the first public shelter for both stray and unwanted animals in the District. The Washington Humane Society has worked diligently over the years, contributing a great deal to Washington, D.C.’s animal and pet policies. The organization played a large role in implementing the city’s first animal cruelty law. It is also known for contributing to legislation including; protecting animals, preventing animal hoarding, and increasing health standards in pet shops and medical facilities. The nonprofit also jump-started a successful campaign that led to deeming animal cruelty a felony.

The Washington Humane Society oversees multiple locations including: a private shelter facility, DC Animal Care and Control Facility, the National Capitol Area Spay and Neuter Center, and the Behavior and Learning Center. All proceeds from Sugar and Champagne will go to the Washington Humane Society and be used to care for Washington D.C.’s homeless pet population. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs. Be sure to subscribe to Washington Humane Society’s blog and stay up to date with the organization on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Sugar and Champagne 2015 Flyer (Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society).

Sugar and Champagne 2015 Flyer (Photo Credit: Washington Humane Society).

WHEN: February 4, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Exclusive Experience and VIP Chef’s Tasting Room will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Ph. 202-312-1300

TICKETS: $90 for General Reception, $250 for Exclusive Experience, and $150 for VIP Chef’s Tasting Room. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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