Cornbread Ball this Saturday from 11AM-Midnight at Slim’s Last Chance, 5606 1st. Avenue S in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.
Tickets are $20 at the door. Anyone with a ticket can come and go as they please.
Band lineup and times:
Tom Howard *** Noon – 12:30
Timmy Tombstone *** 12:45 – 1:15
Jack Rainwater *** 1:30 – 2pm
Williston *** 2:30 – 3:15
M.T. Tank & the Gas Guzzlers *** 3:45 – 4:30
Memphis Radio Kings *** 5pm – 5:45
John Hamhock & the Enablers **(6:15 – 7:15
Garrett Whitney & the Outlaw Gruntry Band *** 7:45 – 8:45
Disco Cowboys *** 9:15 – 10:15Darci Carlson *** 10:45 – ?
Dancing is strongly enouraged!
FOOD AND DRINK: Slim’s has a great selection of food and drinks. Seriously some of the best around. Also they are a great bunch of people and are all animal lovers. Please remember to tip the servers because they work extra hard on this event.
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: $10 entry, winner splits the pot with Valhalla, start at 3pm, games go to 21 or highest score after 20 minutes. How many entrants per game is still to be decided.
50/50 RAFFLE: Tickets $5 each or 5/$20. It goes all day and you don’t have to be present to win.
AUCTION: Items will be auctioned off via silent bid and live bid between the acts starting at 5pm. You need to be present to win most items but not all of them.
Based in Winlock (Lewis County), Valhalla is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue that specializes in rescuing animals (primarily dogs) with medical needs.
Valhalla never euthanizes an animal for a medically treatable condition. It operates a community outreach program to ensure that families can keep their companions during times of need, as well as a homeless, senior, and outplaced food bank to provide temporary food and other pet products for families that want to keep their companions.
Valhalla Rescue receives no grants or support from local or national humane organizations and depends solely on donations, adoption fees and fundraisers to help its dogs.
Patti Angeliz Sugita founded Valhalla Rescue in 1999 and continues to run the operation. She’s a former veterinary technician who is unflinchingly devoted to the rescue and the dogs it saves.
Here are a couple of examples of how Valhalla helped dogs that most likely would have been euthanized in a conventional animal shelter.
Diamond is a pit bull who loves people but is extremely aggressive towards other animals. Valhalla attempted to work with her on this problem but was unable to change her behavior. But Patti didn’t give up on Diamond.
Instead she committed the rescue to keep Diamond until she found what she calls “that fabled Unicorn of rescue, the combination of experienced owner, loving family and single dog home for her.”
Diamond stayed in a Valhalla Rescue foster home for 5 years until last month when the Unicorn arrived!
According to Patti, Diamond hit the rescue jackpot when she was adopted by a family with “kids, pit savvy parents with the knowledge to keep her safe and a secure environment where she can reign supreme as the diamond that she is.”
Bella is a deaf Great Dane that arrived at Valhalla 7 years ago with parvovirus. After recovering, she was adopted but returned to Valhalla 3 years later with a chronic bowel illness that would require special food and a lifetime of supplements.
Finding a home for a giant deaf dog is difficult. Throw in an illness that requires expensive food, medication, and occasional large messes, you can understand why Bella lived at Valhalla for 4 years.
This week, Bella found her forever home. Here’s how Patti described it: “As much as I love Bella there was always going to be the one thing that she wanted most that I would never be able to give her and that was a family, kids and bustling home, family adventures and loads of attention. She has it in spades now.”
Diamond and Bella are just two examples of Valhalla’s unwavering commitment to the dogs they rescue.
This year’s Cornbread Ball is particularly important as Valhalla Rescue has some pressing needs like:
- a secure, pest proof storage container for the dog food for both the rescue and its food bank for homeless, senior, and outplayed dog owners. Currently Patti has her eye on a shipping container that would cost between $2000-$3000.
- five used isolation kennels that would provide temporary boarding for dogs from other rescues or people than need short-term boarding for their dogs. The cost is $1950, which is about half of what they’re worth.
- a pole barn with inside and outside runs for 12 dogs
- renting a machine with a post hole digger attachment so Valhalla can build at least 6 areas for the dogs to run
I’ve worked with and donated to Valhalla Rescue, not just because of the fantastic work they do, but also because it’s a well-run, focused rescue. I don’t know of many dog rescues the size of Valhalla that have survived for almost 2 decades.
If you can’t make it to the Cornbread Ball and would like to make a donation to Valhalla Rescue, click here.