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Bartenders Ball: Sets another record for Help Every Little Paw

The Bartender’s Ball held at the Plaza Shops on Sherman Avenue on March 3, 2018 was once again a record breaker. The event raised over $18,000 in funds for the local nonprofit H.E.L.P. Help Every Little Paw. The popular event boasted the finest in the hospitality and service industry in the Inland Northwest. Organizers Holly and Karen Hansen were delighted to announce the event was again sold out. The pet food drive was a huge success, raising nearly 1000 pounds of food for local pets in need.

This is the third year at the current location of the Plaza Shops on Sherman. Participants and attendees all seem to be very happy and feel it is a great fit for the event. This fundraiser has been very well received in the community and the organizers will be seeking a major sponsor(s) for the 2019 Bartenders Ball.

The area’s finest bars and caterers competed with specialty drinks and appetizers for the coveted title of Champion for 2018. HELP appreciates each and every participant and hopes everyone will support these businesses throughout the year. 315 Martini and Tapas, Bardenay, Capone’s, Greenbrier Inn, Juniors Barbeque, MacKenzie River Pizza, Rusty’s, Seasons of CDA, Unchained Taphouse and (rookie) Westwood Brewing Co.

This year’s winners are Judge’s Choice 1st Place Bar: 315 Martini and Tapas, Caterer: TIE Juniors Barbeque and Westwood Brewing Co. (Rookie), 2nd Place Bar: Rusty’s, Caterer: Capone’s, 3rd Place Bar: Unchained Taphouse, Caterer: Greenbrier Inn. People Choice 1st Place went to Bar: 315 Martini and Tapas, Caterer: Westwood Brewing Co.(Rookie), 2nd Place Bar: Rusty’s, Caterer: Juniors Barbeque, 3rd Place Bar: Season’s of CDA and Caterer: Capone’s.

Thank you to our generous supporters and volunteers, Beam Suntory, Mountain West Bank, Willamette Valley Bank, Cd’A Resort, Jacque Sergeant and Jenna Ahearn of Pioneer Title, Ruby Frog Entertainment, Rod Reed/Two Reeds Pro Audio, Video, Lighting, and Travis Bertram with Pulse Productions. Without them the Bartenders Ball would not be nearly so awesome!

We encourage you to buy locally from these generous local businesses who donated silent and live Auction prizes: Ardent Law Firm, At Your Service Bartending School, Bargreens, Bling Salon/Independent stylists, Boardwalk Marina Boat Rental, Cd’A Pet Resort, Cd’A Casino, Cd’A Summer Theatre, Chef Casey of Mulligan’s, Cheri Ward, Cloud 9 Bridal, Costco, Dean and Loretta Opsal, Custom Den, Doc Holly Pet Vet w/, Hagadone Marine Group, ICCU, Jan Jesberger Insurance, Kootenai Family Dental, Labrador Store, Luba Wold Photography, Memory Lane, Dale Miller Wood Products, Orgill, North Idaho Title, Pioneer Title, Nate Beazile Home Inspector, Pulse Productions, Rich Dussel, Santosha, Silver Mountain Water Park, Silverwood, Socially Geared, Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, Stearns Lending/Jack Forsythe, Travis Bertram, Leah Hansen/Tequila Leah, Toni Dupree Massage Therapy, Toni & Guy Salon, Triple Play, United K9, VACASA/Terry Nash, Walmart and Zip Timberline.

The event would not have been a success with the countless hours that our committee put in and each sub committee’s volunteers. A special thank you to Holly Hansen, Karen Hansen, Jenna Ahern, Jacque Sergeant, Dean Opsal, Andrew Byrd, Leah Hansen, Andrew Anthony, Shawnda Rohrbach, Cory Bomar, DJ Montoya, DJ Bry, Samantha & Henry Aldrich, Tasheena Abeyta-Smith,Tracey Heintz, Peggy Canas, Lynne & Wayne Hammond, Brianna Samsel, Brandi Binfield, Scott Hankins, Andrew Sorensen, Lenea Maxwell and Nate Breazile.

Holly and Karen Hansen

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

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