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Animal Care Center Benefit to Provide '60s Flashback

Dig out your love beads and bell-bottoms for the ’60s-themed Christmas for the Animals party Dec. 12 at Tres Vista Estate in Chocolate Hole. Proceeds from the party will benefit the St. John Animal Care Center.
"We picked this theme because it’s the greatest music ever made," Care Center President B.J. Harris said.
If you don’t have a stash of ’60s clothes and accessories, Harris said that the Animal Care Center will provide John Lennon glasses and love beads to those who come in more contemporary clothes. For photo opportunities, those without 1960s outfits can pose behind a cut-out dressed in 1960s attire.
Folks not in 1960s attire should wear island fancy clothes.
Music will be provided by visiting musician Preston Elliott. When Elliott’s on break, Harris said that top ’60s music will be played. The evening runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Food and drink, including champagne, are included in the cost of the ticket. "There are lots of restaurants and caterers involved," Harris said.
In addition to a raffle, an oil painting by local artist Shari Erickson is up for silent auction from now until the event. The painting is on-display at Sugarbirds in Mongoose Junction, and bids can be made in advance or on-site.
The money raised helps to pay for center’s projects, including its shelter, adoption services, community education, and other initiatives. Harris said last year’s theme party raised about $14,000.
The Animal Care Center requests that partygoers park along the road to the villas at the nearby Westin Resort and Villas. A complimentary shuttle will pick up people at the guardhouse located on the road to the villas.
Tickets, which are $85 in advance and $100 at the door, are available at Connections, from Animal Care Center board members or by calling 693-5874.

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