CONWAY — The upcoming Tuxes and Tails gala at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine, is an opportunity to raise important funds for the Conway Area Humane Society's shelter and those animals they serve.

On Friday, Nov. 8, guests will join CAHS staff and board of directors for an evening of celebration, running from 5:30-9 p.m.. Guests will be entertained by local celebrity Tom Dean during the appetizers, beer and wine. Maine bluegrass sensations Old Eleven will accompany a Stone Mountain buffet, followed by a live auction featuring a VIP trip to Broadway’s "Hamilton," and luxury trips both near and far. Limited tickets are available at conwayshelter.org.

The evening will highlight the important work of CAHS.

There will be a special guest: When supporters gather for the annual Conway Area Humane Society Tuxes and Tails on Friday, they will be greeted by Lila, the unstoppable three-legged pup.

Lila was born in Puerto Rica with a deformed hind paw. CAHS was asked if they would accept her in transport, and Operation Director Lauren Richard quickly agreed.

Lila arrived on a transport with nine other puppies. Eager to run and play, she would hobble around, It was determined that it would help Lila if her damaged leg was removed. It also was decided that instead of returning to the shelter to recuperate, she would go home with CAHS Animal Caregiver Megan Flaherty. In no time, Lila began to learn how to maneuver on three legs. Within a week, she was actually running.

The bond that Megan, and her family developed with Lila was unbreakable, and the Flaherty family decided to make Lila a permanent part of their family.

CAHS is very fortunate to have the support of our Community when cases like Lila’s arise, and there is a need to mobilize to care for an animal.

Tickets are $100 per person, and while the gala is called Tuxes to Tails, attendees can come dressed as they like.

For tickets, go to conwayshelter.org.

Stone Mountain Arts Center is located at 695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, Maine.

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