After half a century of community support, the SPCA is getting ready to celebrate in style. 

To mark five decades of animal sheltering, the SPCA is getting ready to host its 50th Anniversary Halloween Gala. The night will be aimed at celebrating everything the non-profit organization has accomplished in the community, and to give back to those who have supported it with a fun night of food, music, and drinks. 

Getting everything set up and underway is Joanne Schatkoski, the development manager for the Swift Current SPCA. She is eager to start selling tickets for what she assures will be a fun-filled evening.

"Absolutely. This is an adult-only event," said Schatkoski. "There we have got permission for a few teenagers to be there to help clear tables, but no children are welcome as there is alcohol present."

With the drinks, folks can also expect a full meal at the party. The meal is being done by Country Hills, whose reputation proceeds them. 

"It's a beautiful meal with roast beef and baked ham and all the trimmings and fixings to go with it," shared Schatkoski. 

Of course, as the SPCA is non-profit and depends entirely on the generosity of the community, they will be accepting donations the night of the Gala. Folks are encouraged to bring goods donations, or cash, for the animals. Items like toys, grooming supplies, food, and general-use materials like paper towels, animal-safe soaps, and other goods. 

"We will always take donations," said Schatkoski. "We're always in need, and because we are totally community-funded, we need all the donations we can get. So yes, please bring in a donation."

Tickets for the Gala are $75 per person, while corporate tables can be purchased for $525, seating eight. 

The event is set for October 21 at the Swift Current Royal Legion Hall, with doors opening at 5:45 p.m., cocktails at 6 p.m., and supper at 7 p.m. The dance floor will open up at 9 p.m.

To purchase your tickets, call Schatkoski at 306-560-8787, or buy them at Pharmasave. Alternatively, they can be purchased online, with the link residing on the SPCA's Facebook page. 


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