Animal Compassion Network to host 9th Annual Taste of Compassion – Nov. 8th

October 29, 2012

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Gala benefits animals in need.
Mark your calendar for  Animal Compassion Network’s 9th Annual Taste of Compassion wine tasting and silent auction benefit, Thursday, November 8, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at The Venue in downtown Asheville.
Guests will be offered free tastings of over 30 wines from around the world courtesy of Mutual Distributing.  The wines will be available for purchase by the bottle or case, with all proceeds benefiting the lifesaving programs of Western North Carolina’s largest and longest running safe-for-life animal welfare organization, ACN. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts, donated by area restaurants, will complement the wine selections and local “Gypsy Jazz” favorite One Leg Up will provide live music all night long.  A trolley service will be available to ferry guests to and from nearby free parking lots downtown. 
The event will also feature the now-famous Taste of Compassion Silent Auction. Businesses and individuals have generously donated a wide-range of desirable items this year, ranging from autographed first-edition books by bestselling authors, vacations, featured art pieces from River Arts District artists, custom jewelry, an elegant pool table with accessories, spa treatments and more. A 2013 Outback donated by Prestige Subaru also will be auctioned off at the event with ACN receiving the full value of the winning bid!
“Taste of Compassion tickets have sold out for the last three years, which is testament to how much the local animal-loving community looks forward to this annual event,” said Eileen Bouressa, Animal Compassion Network’s Executive Director. “With delicious wine and food, great live music and sought after silent auction items available right at the beginning of the holiday gift-buying season, it’s no wonder Taste of Compassion is so popular.”
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and will be available at Pet Harmony, ACN’s adoption center, at 803 Fairview St. in South Asheville just off Hendersonville Rd. next to the Juicy Lucy’s restaurant. Tickets are also available online at
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