Posted by: twodogtales | February 21, 2012

Martinis for Mutts: Feb. 24

This Friday, Feb. 24, Founders Dog Park in Alexandria is holding the inaugural Martinis for Mutts fundraiser and silent auction from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Old Dominion Boat Club in Old Town Alexandria. The casual event supports improvements to the dog park and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction, door prizes and music.

It sounds like the organizers have pulled together an event that’s a step above the run-of-the-mill D.C. fundraiser dried-out chicken-on-a-skewer appetizers and so-so selection of silent auction items!

For example, the menu for Martinis for Mutts features scrumptious-sounding hors d’oeuvres including lime cilantro jumbo shrimp, calypso meatballs with mango chipotle sauce, and Peruvian spiced chicken with carmelized onions in petite phyllo cups.

And the grand door prize is a private home in the New Orleans French Quarter for a weekend and two plane tickets. Other raffle and silent auction items include a week at an 18th century home in a south central French village at the base of the Pyrenees mountains, bed and breakfast stays, professional architecture and construction services, Caps hockey tickets, gift certificates and gift baskets from local shops and restaurants, dog photo portraits, and more.

Tickets are $75 and are available online at www.FoundersDogPark.com. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Founders Park is on the Alexandria waterfront at 351 North Union Street. The dog exercise area is located in the north west corner at Oronoco and North Union Streets. (map)

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