HCSPCA to host Paddy's Party Saturday
Hill Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HCSPCA) will host its 12th annual Paddy’s Party Benefit, “Fiesta!” on Saturday, April 7, at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center Pavilion.
This annual event will assist HCSPCA in providing food, shelter and medical treatment to abused and abandoned animals in the area, said Elizabeth Loggie, executive director for the HCSPCA.
Individual tickets to attend the Paddy’s Party Fiesta are $75.
Couple tickets are also available as well as table sponsorships at various levels.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the HCSPCA at (830) 990-9085 or go online to www.hillcountryspca.com.
“We anticipate 600-plus animals will be saved in 2018,” Loggie said. “As the Hill Country grows, the number of abandoned and dumped animals increases. Each needs our help; each seeks a safe and loving home — a forever home.”
She explained that the HCSPCA is dedicated to preventing cruelty and neglect of domesticated animals, fostering responsible pet ownership through education and low cost spay and neuter services and providing shelter and placement services for homeless and unwanted animals in the Hill Country.
“Our annual event showcases amazing entertainment paired with amazing cuisine, and is one of the best casual social events in our community,” Loggie said.
In 2016, Paddy’s Party featured the band Whiskey Shivers, an up-and-coming bluegrass band that has now been featured on BBC World music and spotlighted in the movie “Pitch Perfect 3.”
This year, entertainment will be of the same caliber, she said, featuring Joe King Carrasco, who is known as the King of Tex-Mex rock and roll.
Carrasco creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms, according to Loggie.
Bruce Springsteen lists him as one of the four best rock artists in the world, Loggie said.
Along with entertainment, this year’s theme will be carried out by Don Strange and a three-course dinner featuring south of the border influences.
Paddy’s Party will have silent and live auctions and prize drawings.
Each year, a local builder designs and builds a one-of-a-kind dog house to help raise funds during the event.
Todd Eidson of Sierra Homes and the Building Trade students at Fredericksburg High School are creating a dog-size version of the Casa Über Alles tiny house.
Other auction items will feature wine and whiskey, a custom tattoo package, art, jewelry, Piñata prize contest, Lotería card game and more.