Even adding an extra 10 seats at this year's Furry Tail Endings gala dinner wasn't enough to keep up with the demand.
The sixth annual fundraising event for the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is sold out, announced an ecstatic executive director Sean Baker. "We have never sold out this far in advance," he said Saturday, adding with a chuckle. "We are 100 per cent sold out two weeks before the gala... The madness!" Every fall, LAPS holds a gala to celebrate the many happy endings that they have helped create for Langley's stray, lost, and unwanted animals.
Last year's gala netted approximately $75,000. At $100 per ticket, this semi-formal event is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year, and brings together hundreds of animal lovers for an evening of dinner, dancing, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions, Baker explained.
This year's event is being held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre.
And with original capacity for 400, Baker said his team went to work reconfiguring the layout of the ballroom to accommodate more.
"We even added 10 tickets, but those went within an hour. We have 410 coming to the gala," he said.
For more information about LAPS and its various events and programs, people can visit their website at: www.lapsbc.ca.
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