Hair Ball celebrates 11 years

The band Fernando Tarango performs at last years Hair Ball. Fernando Tarango will perform again at this year’s event. (Submitted photo)

The band Fernando Tarango performs at last years Hair Ball. Fernando Tarango will perform again at this year’s event. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

On Oct. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. the Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana will host the 11th annual Hair Ball.

“If you’ve not heard of us, we’re the group with the pet friendly license plate. We are a financial assistance organization. We compile funds from our license plate and our fundraisers then we issue spay-neuter certificates to rescue groups and shelters for free. Then we also have certificates for limited income people. They just pay $20 for spaying-neutering animals,” said Cheri Storms, president of SSNI.

Each year, the theme of the event changes.

“Our theme this year is beatnik so we’re calling it the Beatnik Hootenanny. We have a really fantastic band. Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros. We have a silent and live auction. We have a heads or tails game. People come out to the dance floor and choose heads or tails and win a prize. It’s just a fun, casual event,” said Storms.

Local celebrity, Patty Spitler, will emcee of the event. Mills Catering will be providing a buffet and Sun King Brewery will be providing beer. The Fishers Forum Conference Center will play host to the event.

“Advanced sale tickets are only $45. You get dinner and a couple of drink tickets. It’s the same amount as if you just went to dinner. So, it’s a great value,” said Storms.

The live and silent auction include something for everyone.

“We’ve got a billboard for a month. We’ve got a signed jersey by Indy 11. We’re also going to have a golf cart full of beer and outdoor stuff. We have tickets for an overnight stay to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana. It’s super cool. They house exotic felines that have been abandoned or abused,” said Storms.

The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation, the non-profit arm of Petco, Nature’s Partner Landscaping and Paws Stop.

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