Starke County Humane Society Fundraiser Planned Saturday

A fundraiser is in the works to benefit the Starke County Humane Society, and anyone who’s a fan of Elvis is certainly going to want to attend this event. On Saturday night at Grand Central Station, attendees of the “You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog Night Out for the Animals” will be treated to a performance by Irv Cass, a two-time world champion Elvis tribute artist. On top of that, Bub’s BBQ will be catering the event with their authentic, delicious barbecue.

RJ Howard, owner of Bub’s BBQ, said he has an emotional connection to the Starke County Humane Society and catering the event was the least he could do.

“Starke County Humane Society is something that has been very near and dear to my heart and my family’s heart for many, many years. I grew up just down the road from the Humane Society and we’ve been involved with them for many years. Several of my pets and my family’s pets have come from the humane society. Just a great organization, very under-appreciated and very underfunded and we certainly want to step up and do all that we can to help out in any way,” said Howard.

Heather Gastineau of the Humane Society said the fundraiser will also feature a silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. with all proceeds going to benefit the Humane Society. Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and can be picked up at the Starke County Humane Society, or by calling Gastineau at (219) 242-2421. Tickets can also be picked up at The Golden Touch in Demotte or Back to Basics in Knox, or they can be purchased at the door.

Doors for the fundraiser open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and Irv Cass begins his performance at 8 p.m.