Spring Fling Gala benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center

The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 27th Annual Spring Fling Gala, held June 6, treated guests to “An Evening on the Boardwalk.” The sold-out festivities were enjoyed by 390 guests who celebrated a night of delicious food, fabulous entertainment and fantastic live and silent auction items, raising a net of over $265,000 donated to support the pets and the programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The event was held in the Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe, thanks to the hospitality of Joe and Terri Davis; the generosity of title sponsors and Honorary Chairs Ed and Sandy Burr of EDCO; the artistry of Joel Garlejo; the hard work of the Gala Committee and more. Helen Woodward’s family members were in attendance including her daughter, Win Rhodes, and her great grandchildren Jackie and Colby Rhodes.

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