The Fall CAT-illion at Eldchrist Winery was a smashing success. We have several people who we have to thank, including Jen and Chris Eldredge, the co-owners of Eldchrist for arranging everything and making this a very special evening. We also have to thank them for the $500 check that they presented to us.

The evening’s big surprise hits, however, were the tarot card readings and the mini massages. I think everyone who attended tried out both things. We have to thank Libby Sparks, who flew in from New York for the evening, just to do the tarot cards. Libby did an excellent job (I know my reading was right on) and everyone who sat with her felt she was wonderful. Libby is the wife of Ernie Sparks, who donated the Mini Cooper car that we are currently raffling off. Between the two of them, they did a lot of good for our organization!

I also have to thank my cousin Jeremy Blanton and his girlfriend, Heidi Boles, for donating their time and talents with the mini massages. They brought their own chairs and every time I looked up, someone was poised on the chairs getting a neck and shoulder massage. In fact, after Jeremy and Heidi left for the evening, we still had people looking for them. If you enjoyed your massage and would like another, you can contact Jeremy via Facebook: Massage Therapy by Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy and Heidi did not bring any business cards on Saturday, because they work in Springfield and thought Plain City and Columbus was too far away for most people. However, if you would like to use them for a massage again, they work at 4490 Derr Road in Springfield. You can call to schedule with Jeremy at 614-546-7105.

A huge thank you to the band, 2nd Story Acoustic for playing for FREE for the evening to help out B and O. The music was wonderful and we were happy to support a local, Plain City band at our event.

Additionally, the food was superb. The mashed potato bar was excellent, as were the strawberries covered in white chocolate. The menu followed a “white theme,” since the Winery cats, B and Mittens are white and I would gladly eat “white” items every day if they were all that good.

And speaking of B and Mittens, the boys made their presence known at the event. Mittens spent most of the evening lying in the comfort of a nice lady’s warm lap. Both of them are so friendly and outgoing that they didn’t mind the noise or the people. In fact, they flirted with everyone. They are the perfect mascots for the Winery and we are so glad we played a part in getting them into one of our clinics.

Finally, we have to thank all of our supporters who came out and had a good time with us. Thank you for buying items from our Christmas tables (thank you to Monica and Shirley for preparing the cards, goodie bags, and jewelry for the table–and thank you to Monica for helping me set up!). If you missed something you wanted on the tables, we currently have what was left at Plain City Druggist.

Thanks to all of you, we raised almost $1500 to help other kitties like B and Mittens.

To see all of the photos from the evening, visit the Black and Orange Facebook page.

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