Tonight’s the night!. Come to The Good Earth Market and Cafe on Girod Street in Mandeville from 5-8 pm. For only $10 per person you get great food music and fun — and all proceeds benefit the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, whose Thrift Store was gutted in a fire in April.
St. Francis is the largest no-kill dog and cat sanctuary in the southeast United States. At their sprawling grounds in Tylertown, Miss., they house on a regular basis upward to 450 dogs and hundreds of cats in modern, state of the art facilities. They offer dogs and cats for adoption but those they don’t get adopted are not put to sleep but rather feed and care for, allowed to die a dignified natural death.
Food will be provided free with $10 admission by Good Earth Market & Cafe; The Lakehouse Restaurant; Vianne’s Tea Salon & Cafe; Tess Dennie, Realtor/Sterling ERA Properties; and Dr. Catherine Wilbert of The Nutrition Company. Music will be provided by The Old Mandeville All-Stars featuring the legendary Blind Satsuma Conner on blues harp, singer, songwriter, jewelry maker Dyane Mitchell, and The Damn Hippies band. Kristie Wright, owner of Our Place workout studio in Covington, is donating for beverages: Abita Amber Beer, red and white wine and water.
The benefit is being sponsored by the Old Mandeville Business Association and is produced by Paul Williamson, owner of Good Earth, and Richard Boyd, an officer/board member with the business association. Christian Serpas, leader of the popular band Ghost Town,. will serve as celebrity master of ceremonies.
This is a wonderful organization and a great and fun way to help them.