Nov 192019
 

Connie and I are both big animal lovers and we have several pets of our own. Currently we have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles and several tropical fish tanks. When we first met we ended up with a blended family of 4 dogs and 4 cats. Over the years we’ve always wanted to help local pets and for a few years we both served on the Hendricks County Humane Society’s board and volunteered to help with events every chance we could get. As our real estate business took off, we found we could best support local animals with event sponsorships. Our two favorite events we sponsor each year are the 2 largest fundraisers for HCHS, the spring doggie funtime event known as Dogtona and the annual fall wine tasting.

We’ve been involved with Dogtona (a play on NASCAR Daytona 500 held around the same time) since its beginning when the first event was held at the Danville National Guard Armory building. Each year it’s grown in size and popularity and its success has made it one of HCHS’s largest fundraisers. The past several years it’s been held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds Events Center. The base concept is you bring your dogs to Dogtona for hours of fun playtime with other dogs in games, skill tests, photos, and various contests. The cost is only $5 per dog and human companions are free. There are also lots of vender booths with pet products, services, and usually a couple of rescue groups with pets available for adoptions. It’s loads of fun for both the dogs and their human companions. If you haven’t been you should come out to this event with your dog, they’ll have so much fun and you will too. And if you don’t have a dog, just come by and see all the fun.

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Looking for shoe treats at Dogtona is so much fun!

Check out more photos of the 2019 Dogtona

The Annual Hendricks County Humane Society wine tasting is their other big fundraiser that we have been involved with from the beginning when it was first held in Park Square Manor in Avon. Like Dogtona this event has grown over the years and often succeeds in raising more funds than Dogtona. Like most wine tastings there are several distributers that have various wines to taste and in the past few years they’ve had craft beers and liquors. There are many donated items for a silent auction and delicious hors d’oeuvres to complement the fine drinks. For entertainment they have live music and lately included magicians that wander around to the tables to do tricks for small groups. Another of the new additions is a photo booth which our group loves (photo below from 2019). If you enjoy wine or craft drinks, you’ll love this event and it’s for such a great cause.

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Having fun at the photo booth!

To get more information on these events and more be sure and check out the Hendricks County Humane Society website at: https://www.hendrickshumane.org/

If you are looking for a new companion don’t hesitate to contact us as we know several rescues in the area and we can help match you up with what you are looking for. Call us today at 317-563-1110.

We say adopt, don’t shop.

And please spay and neuter your pets!

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Dec 122018
 

Another fun time at the annual Hendricks County Humane Society Wine Tasting

Our awesome group of friends at our table.

The Derrick Team is always proud to be a sponsor of this fantastic fundraiser for HCHS!


More photos courtesy of the Hendricks County Humane Society, (see more on their FB page).

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Nov 052016
 

As proud sponsors of the Hendricks County Humane Society, The Derrick Team always has a great time while supporting our favorite cause, helping the animals in Hendricks County. Here are a few pictures from all the fun!

 

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Oct 172015
 

Wine & Spirits Tasting Extravaganza on November 6th, 2015

Photos from this years event:

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Once again we’re looking forward to one of our favorite events in Hendricks County, the HCHS Annual Wine Tasting event. This year it’s been expanded and moved to the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. As usual The Derrick Team will be one of the sponsors but we really excited about all the extras this year. Find out all the details on the flyers below or at the Hendricks County Humane Society’s web site. Come out and support our local Humane Society and everything they do for Hendricks County animals. We’ll see you there!

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Connie and Elaine having a great time at the 2014 wine tasting.


From The HCHS Press Release:

Finding homes, saving lives is the mission of the Hendricks County Humane Society. To fund its many programs in pursuit of that goal, on Friday, Nov. 6, the HC Humane Society will host its 11th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting Extravaganza at the 4-H Conference Center in Danville. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. for Platinum sponsors and VIP ticketholders and at 7:30 p.m. for general ticketholders, ending at 10:30.
The festive event, emceed by Buffy Phyne of Pet Pals TV, includes live music, comedian Steve Pyatte, and wine and bourbon tastings. Cash bars will offer beer, wine, and cocktails. A multitude of Silent Auction items include a $2,500 hardscape for your landscaping delight and a Colts game ball autographed by Andrew Luck. Throughout the evening local artist Dane Grubbs will be creating a painting for sale in the Silent Auction.
In 2015 as of August, the HC Humane Society spent $19,545 on medical needs, spent $14,644 on spaying and neutering, found adoptive homes for 158 cats and dogs, and through its Pet Food Pantry program distributed 26,057 pounds of food. Thanks to Papa Joe Jr’s Italian Restaurant of Avon and Ray’s Trash, all money raised at the Extravaganza will directly fund these programs.
On behalf of the cats and dogs, the HC Humane Society is grateful for attendees and sponsors, without whose contributions our work would not be possible. Major platinum sponsors include Allen & Scott Enterprises, Edward Jones-Harold Tinsley, Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, Hendricks County Flyer, Ray’s Trash, and The UPS Store-Brownsburg.
All adult guests aged 21 and over are welcome to attend this exciting event. VIP tickets are $50 each and general tickets are $30 each or two for $50 and are available at Big Red Liquors in Plainfield or from the Humane Society website www.hendrickscountyhumanesociety.org or at the event.


Photos from last years event


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