Life of the Party: Canine Confection Cause

by Editorial

Sweet-tooth foodies brought their tale-wagging friends to The Washington Humane Society’s 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair.
By Sheila Mulhern


Washington Humane Society volunteer, Pam Kirby gives a treat to rescue dog, Darby.

The Washington Humane Society honored Field Service Officers who helped animals in need at the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair held at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.  Holly Morris of Fox 5 News, WTTG, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies, which had a K-9 cake centerpiece made by Chef Jason Reeves of Market SalamanderChef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant hosted the event with a VIP Tasting Room for special patrons who enjoyed samplings from Equinox Restaurant, Bourbon Steak, Marcel’s, Restaurant Eve, Rogue 24, PS7 and The Source.

Guests brought their leashed companions to the pet-friendly fundraiser where they drank bubbly and noshed on confections from some of DC’s finest restaurants and pastry chefs, including Cuba Libre, Hello Cupcake, Kushi, Cork Market, Lebanese Taverna, The Cookie Guy, Restaurant 3, PamCakes, Bastille, Café Saint-Ex and ZENTAN.  Even gourmet food trucks Red Hook Lobster, DC Slices, Capmac and DC Empanadas joined in the fun.

Proceeds raised benefited Animal Control, Humane Law Enforcement, and Humane Education departments of the Washington Humane Society.

HUMANE HEROES: DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, Nationals Pitcher John Lannan, WTOP’s Kate Ryan, Nasuti + Hinkle Creative Thinking, DC Educator Kenneth Robinson, FBI Agents Albert Tenuta and Sean Ryan, Clear Channel


Ann Keely adopted Daisy, who donned a stylish pearl necklace, from the Washington Humane Society last year.


Tiffany Carter of Rep Equity with Tara de Nicolas and Pam Kirby of the Washington Humane Society.


Wally raises a paw and poses with Nicholas Bitting in front of Hello Cupcake.

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