The third annual Pouring for Paws celebrity bartending event last Saturday night raised $3,300 for the Liberty Humane Shelter. The celebration at Revolutions Night Club even featured a performance by Cody Walden, a county musician from Ludowici.
"We really want to thank Demi and Mike Alamo for helping us out and providing their facility to use on such short notice," Liberty Humane Shelter President Sandra Frye said.
The Heritage Hounds team, Marty Martin and John Hodges, won the bartending contest and raised $1,000. Duo Robert Pirkle and Chris Redd came in second. Other participating teams were Joel Osteen, Kelly Davis and David Mullins; the Merlotte’s Bar and Grill team, Jennifer Flournoy, Kim and Brandy Shuman and Karen Stevens, and drink-pouring pair Harold Brown and Duwayne Osbourne.
"It was a little less than we were hoping for but during this economy something is better than nothing," Frye said. "Everyone had a good time and we still appreciate everyone who came out to support us."
Walden, along with lead guitarist Jason White, bass guitarist Chuck Parrish and drummer Reid Odom, had the crowd dancing and singing. Attendees enjoyed a banquet-style meal and several raffle prizes were given away.
The annual event helps the shelter raise funds for medical care and kennel and building maintenance for the abandoned dogs and cats in the county. The Liberty Humane Shelter is a no-kill facility that works to place animals with foster or permanent homes. The shelter is open Tuesday-Thursday from 1-5 p.m.