Gulfport’s Get Rescued
GULFPORT: Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its ninth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfport’s Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with 100% of proceeds benefitting participating 501c3 rescue groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise funds and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artisans and craftsmen offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade with adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, pet food samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music and games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event welcomes the public to attend at no charge, with plenty of complimentary parking in and around the area. Visit 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.
Tails at Twilight
Tails at Twilight - the Get Rescued celebration is the popular evening component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd. on the same day. Later in the evening, after the pets have gone to bed, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues. The evening will include dancing and music, catered hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, fresh flowers and festive décor will add to the party atmosphere. Opportunity drawings will take place during the evening. Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. Live and silent auctions will offer a chance to support participating non-profit rescue groups with a variety of auction items up for bid including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, pet accessories, restaurant gift certificates and much more. Rescue groups solicit their own items and will receive 100% of proceeds from their auctions. Tickets for the Get Rescued Evening Celebration are $20 donation. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the event from 7-10 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For more information on Tails at Twilight, contact Lynda Shehan at 727-323-3892 or send an email to No1Ringmaster@aol.com.