The 2013 Pints for Pets Brewfest to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held on May 18 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.
Session 1 will be from 1 to 4 p.m., and Session 2 will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
2013 Pints for Pets Brewfest presented by ServiceMaster Cleaning by Ryan and Session 2 will be presented by Snare & Associates.
Jill Reigh (far right), director of outreach and marketing for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, recently accepted a check for $75,000 raised at the 2012 Pints for Pets Brewfest from committee members (from left): Jordanna Gerraughty, Bill Kroft, Sue Richard, David Cassidy, Ben Mazur, James Gerraughty and Rick Vanevenhoven. Missing was committee member Joe Murgo.
Last year, this fundraiser raised $75,000 for the shelter. In its five-year history, it has raised $300,000. This year's goal is $80,000. More than 3,000 people were in attendance last year.
More than 80 breweries from around the U.S. and around the world join together to sample their many excellent craft and import brews.
Tickets are $35 for Session 1 and $40 for Session 2. Tickets will go on sale on Monday at Cassidy's Brew Zoo and Al's Tavern in Altoona, the Argonne Cafe in Hollidaysburg and Pletcher's Beer Distributor in State College.
For up-to-date details and to order tickets online, visit www.pintsforpets.com.
"We are adding even more breweries this year, and we're working on a great line-up of bands for entertainment. Our unique venue, the beautiful PNG Field, has it all, said Rick Vanevenhoven, the Brewfest committee chairman.
"The brewfest is held on the mezzanine level of the ballpark. Since the mezzanine is covered, we can hold this event rain or shine. Once again, we promise a great experience for a great cause."
"Working at the CPHS shelter, I see animals come in that are sick, injured and heartbroken. Through the kindness and generosity of the people who live here in Central Pennsylvania, these animals have another chance at the good life they deserve, said Jill Reigh, director of outreach and marketing at the shelter.
"Pints for Pets exemplifies that generous spirit through the hardworking members of the committee who, I promise you, will deliver a well-organized and fun-filled event for you in the community who always come out to help the animals. Pints for Pets at PNG Field is going to be the place to be on May 18," she said.
The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society's mission is to prevent animal neglect and cruelty through education and enforcement while providing a safe haven and finding forever homes for those in need.
To learn more about the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, visit www.centralpahumane.org and on Facebook. For more information, call Reigh at 942-2477.