24 August 2010

Animal Acres to host gala with performances by Chrissie Hynde and Social Distortion

Animal Acres, a farm animal sanctuary 45 minutes from Los Angeles, is hosting its 2010 Gala on September 11 to benefit the organization’s emergency rescue and shelter programs.

This year’s event will feature a star-studded cast of guests with Bill Maher serving as Honorary Chair, Elayne Boosler as Gala Emcee and special guest performances by Chrissie Hynde and her band JP, Chrissie, & The Fairground Boys, Social Distortion, Josh Auer, Dave Palmer, and Persia White.

The 2010 Gala Honorary Committee and hosts include Carol Leifer & Lori Wolf, Joan Van Ark, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Ed Begley, Jr., Beau Bridges, Lily Tomlin, Sean & Christine Astin, Jorja Fox, Daryl Hannah, Tippi Hedren, Noah Wyle, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Russell Simmons, Joely Fisher & Christopher Duddy, and Eva LaRue.

Animal Acres Gala will kick off at 5 p.m. with the Cowtail Party where guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the sanctuary’s true guests of honor—over 150 rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, sheep, and goats. Following the meet and greet, One World Vegetarian Cuisine will be serving a vegan meal consisting of chick-un drumsticks, open-faced pesto sandwiches, herbed seitan cutlets over organic spring mix, stuffed soy chicken with creamy pear sauce, and vegan ice cream—to name just a bit on the menu.

Entertainment and awards will round out the evening’s programming.

For information regarding ticket sales, sponsorship, or other benefit participation visit animalacres.org.

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Photo Credit: Animal Acres