Animoré | A Weekend Benefit for the Love of Animals Oct 18 & 19

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    100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner
    Kicking off the festivities is Alaqua’s 6th Annual 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner on Friday evening, October 18 at 5pm. This exclusive evening is a one-of-a-kind experience for a limited collection of patrons, as guests will be the first to dine in a most unique, surprise setting at Alaqua’s future home.

    The elegant affair begins with a cocktail reception and an intimate musical performance, followed by an exquisite 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Brendan Davey, with each course perfectly paired with distinctive and stellar wines, procured especially for this dinner. An evening of luxe savoring and sipping, including a live and silent auction, this fête is not to be missed! Seats are limited — $1200 per seat. Tickets: https://www.animore.org/.

    As an added bonus this year, 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner guests will be treated to the VIP Patron Lounge and prime seating at Saturday’s Inaugural Barn Jam (including complimentary food and drinks).

    Saturday October 19, 2019 • 4pm
    Barn Jam
    The Animoré Inaugural Barn Jam takes place on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 4pm (gates open at 3pm) at the futue home of Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, Florida. Headlining is roots-rocking, multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell who has collaborated and shared stages with John Fogarty and Jackson Browne, and is a founding member of Dragon Smoke with Ivan Neville. The outdoor music festival features performances by Nashville songwriters Billy Dawson, Aaron Barker, and Jon Nite. Together, these award-winning songwriters and performers have written hits for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, and many more. Local favorites The Pickled Pickers and the Luke Langford Band will kick off the festivities!

    Barn Jam tickets are available online now at https://www.animore.org/.

    The Barn Jam will include a wide variety of food trucks, beverages, a silent auction, and seating options from general admission to exclusive VIP Patrons. Shuttles available from Destin Commons, Sandestin, and Watersound for $25 roundtrip. Link to purchase your seat will be emailed to you after ticket purchase.

    Barn Jam Tickets
    General Admission | $50
    General Admission - Child Under 12 | $25
    VIP Patron / Furlanthropist | $500. VIP tickets includes: 1 VIP ticket to Inaugural Barn Jam, including preferred seating and entrance to the VIP Patron Lounge and recognition on sponsor signage at Barn Jam. PURCHASE TICKETS

    Tickets
    General Admission | $50
    General Admission - Child Under 12 | $25
    VIP Patron / Furlanthropist | $500. VIP tickets includes: 1 VIP ticket to Inaugural Barn Jam, including preferred seating and entrance to the VIP Patron Lounge and recognition on sponsor signage at Barn Jame

    Alaqua Animal Refuge, an independent, nonprofit organization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services. Located on 10 acres in the town of Freeport, the refuge was formed by Walton County, Fla.-resident Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area.

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    Alaqua Animal Refuge announced its newest fundraising weekend, Animoré, to be held Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 2019 on the grounds of Alaqua’s future home along Highway 20 in Freeport, Florida. Showcasing two events and one epic weekend, Animoré is the first annual festival in celebration of and for the love of animals. The combination of two words, Animoré symbolizes “animals” and “amore,” which means love in Italian.

    Kicking off the festivities is Alaqua’s 6th Annual 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner on Friday evening, October 18. This exclusive evening is a one-of-a-kind experience for a limited collection of patrons, as guests will be the first to dine in a most unique, surprise setting at Alaqua’s future home.

    The elegant affair begins with a cocktail reception and an intimate musical performance, followed by an exquisite 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Brendan Davey, with each course perfectly paired with distinctive and stellar wines, procured especially for this dinner. An evening of luxe savoring and sipping, including a live and silent auction, this fęte is not to be missed!

    As an added bonus this year, 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner guests will be treated to the VIP Patron Lounge and prime seating at Saturday’s Inaugural Barn Jam (including complimentary food and drinks).

    The animoré Inaugural Barn Jam takes place on Saturday, and will feature an outdoor music festival with performances by Nashville songwriters Billy Dawson, Aaron Barker, and Jon Nite. Together, these award-winning songwriters and performers have written hits for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, and many more. Headlining is roots-rocking, multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell who has collaborated and shared stages with John Fogerty and Jackson Browne, and is a founding member of Dragon Smoke with Ivan Neville. The Barn Jam will include a wide variety of food trucks, beverages, and auction.

    Tickets for all events are currently on sale at animoré - Future Home of Alaqua Animal Refuge - Freeport, FL - October 18-19, 2019. Ticket prices for the Barn Jam include: $25 General Admission, Child; $50 General Admission, Adult; and $500 VIP Patron / Furlanthropist, which includes entry into the VIP Lounge (with complimentary food and beverages), preferred seating at the Barn Jam, and their name on the sponsor signage at the event. Seats for the 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner are $1,200 per seat.

    The animoré weekend benefit was born out of an idea from Alaqua’s Founder Laurie Hood to create a community event combining music with excellent food and wine in support of animal welfare. For hundreds of years, music has enhanced our souls and holds a special spiritual power for engaging our senses. Interactions with animals also have powerful effects on the human spirit and body.

    As such, one of our goals for our future home and its unique environment is to be an inspiration for creating a kinder, more empathetic, and healthier society by healing animals and people. We believe that this inaugural animoré festival does just that – bringing people together through music and engagement to help heal and give animals in Alaqua’s care second chances at life, happiness, and most of all, love.

    For sponsorship opportunities or general information, please contact animore@alaqua.org or visit the event page at wwww.Alaqua.org.

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    Animoré | A Weekend Benefit for the Love of Animals
    Two events in one epic weekend Oct 18 & 19, 2019
    Friday Oct 18: 6th Annual100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner 5pm
    Saturday Oct 19: Inaugural Barn Jam 4pm

    Future Home of Alaqua Animal Refuge: 5781 Highway 20 East, Freeport, FL 32439
    https://www.animore.org/

    Don't miss out on this incredible event to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge's capital campaign to build our new facility! All proceeds of this event will be MATCHED thanks to the Dugas Family Foundation, so your dollars count double for the animals! To find out more about the weekend and get your tickets, learn about our incredible line-up, and our generous sponsors who are making it all happen, click here: https://www.animore.org

    As the premier no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary in the Southeast, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need, this private, 501(c)3 non-profit also offers a full-service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that touch a diverse constituency. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua has been pushing the boundaries of animal welfare services, cruelty prevention, and advocacy for all animals and is a recognized leader on these issues in our region, our state, and around the U.S.—all the while rescuing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for animals of all kinds. To learn more, visit www.Alaqua.org

    The Campaign for Alaqua Animal Refuge — Second Chances Start Here
    Alaqua is currently in the midst of a $15 million Capital Campaign initiative that serves as the foundation for Alaqua’s relocation and expansion from our current site of 10 acres to 100 acres of donated land. The Campaign will provide critical funding for the construction of buildings and facilities to ensure long-term financial stability and growth, while achieving our goals and furthering our mission. This one-of-a-kind refuge and sanctuary will be the first of its kind in the United States, and will be a game-changer for Alaqua’s future, helping us transform the shape of animal shelters and sanctuaries around the globe.

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    The Animore weekend will support Alaqua's capital campaign "Second Chances Start Here" and all proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar to build our new facility!

    To see more about the project, which will be located on 100 acres in Freeport, click the video below.



    Find out more and get your tickets today by clicking here: https://www.animore.org
     
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    Two Events — One Epic Weekend
    ANIMORÉ - A WEEKEND BENEFIT FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS

    The festival will take place Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 on the grounds of Alaqua Animal Refuge’s future home in Freeport, Florida. The weekend showcases two events — the 6th Annual 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner and the Inaugural Barn Jam.

    The animoré weekend benefit was born out of an idea from Alaqua’s Founder to create a community event combining music with excellent food and wine in support of animal welfare. For hundreds of years, music has enhanced our souls and holds a special spiritual power for engaging our senses. Interactions with animals also have powerful effects on the human spirit and body.

    As such, one of our goals for our future home and its unique environment is to be an inspiration for creating a kinder, more empathetic, and healthier society by healing animals and people. We believe that this inaugural animoré festival does just that – bringing people together through music and engagement to help heal and give animals in Alaqua’s care second chances at life, happiness, and most of all, love.

    Get your tickets here: www.animore.org

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    Animore is coming up!

    Call for volunteers at Barn Jam Oct 19
    Concert held at future home of Alaqua in Freeport

    WE NEED YOU! Our big Animore weekend is days away and we still need volunteers for BARN JAM! This is your chance to become a volunteer if you are not one already, attend our EPIC event FOR FREE, and feel good about helping us raise funds to build an incredible facility for our community and visitors to enjoy for years to come!

    There are shifts for ages 14 and up from Thursday to Sunday. We are also looking for youth groups, schools who have clubs that need their volunteer hours, or organizations who want to give back!

    If you can help, please respond to our amazing volunteer coordinator, Kristina by either calling Alaqua at 850-880-6399 or emailing her at kmacnicol@alaqua.org

    Remember, all volunteers get a free t-shirt and free admission into this incredible night!

    PLEASE SHARE and thank you!!

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    Breaking news for our Friday night event! Due to inclimate weather, we have moved the wine dinner to the incredible E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center just 1/4 mile away from our new property! All details will stay the same!

    Saturday's Barn Jam is STILL ON! It is going to be amazing and can't wait to share this incredible space, food, and musicians with you all!!!

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    Animore weekend was a great success!

    PRESS RELEASE (November 6, 2019) — Alaqua Animal Refuge's inaugural Animoré - A Weekend Benefit for the Love of Animals was truly a festival to celebrate the love of animals.

    Showcasing two epic events — the 6th Annual 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner and the first ever Barn Jam — the weekend took place October 18 and 19 in Freeport, Florida and raised over $1,100,000 to support Alaqua’s Capital Campaign, “Second Chances Start Here,” thanks to a dollar for dollar matching grant of the weekend’s net revenue from the Dugas Family Foundation. Read the entire press release by clicking here: Alaqua Animal Refuge’s Inaugural Animoré Weekend an Epic Success!

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