Durham Magazine February/March 2022

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People & Places




Creature Comforts


The annual Tails at Twilight gala benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham again went Beyond the Ballroom, with attendees visiting the JB Duke Hotel prior to the evening’s virtual celebration to pick up their delicious dinners as well as craft cocktail kits from Alley Twenty Six. Once home, auctioneer Matt Newsom of Custom Benefit Auctions led guests through the program, which included a live and silent auction, games and the announcement of the Golden Ticket raffle winner. Once the program wrapped up, DJ Spider led a dance party for all those watching at home. The event raised more than $241,000, which will assist in the care of the nearly 4,000 animals that the shelter sees in a year in addition to spay and neuter efforts, foster assistance, distribution of pet food and supplies, and more. 1 APS Executive Director Shafonda Allen and APS board member, volunteer and Tails at Twilight former Gala Committee Chair Susan Teer. 2 Adeline Wilkinson and Ranger. 3 Jenny Casagrande, Marianne Bond and Pauli. 4 Dena Verdesca with her dogs, Rascal and Remington Steel. 5 Carole Klove, Juli Tenney, Chris Straughan and Jasper. 6 Britney Wallace and her pup, Levi.





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