Cat Welfare plans 'Great Catsby' April 20

The Cat Welfare Association's third Annual Feline Wine and Dine, under the theme "The Great Catsby," is planned for April 20 at Worthington Hills Country Club.

"This year we're celebrating the Roaring Twenties with our theme, The Great Catsby," according to event co-chairwoman Carol Smith. "The evening features lively jazz music, a delicious dinner and the always fabulous auction and raffle."

No bootlegging will be necessary, according to Smith. The evening starts with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Charleston Lounge followed by a vegetarian dinner with coffee and homemade desserts.

Throughout the evening, while enjoying jazz music, guests can browse and bid on silent auction items, take a chance at the Speakeasy Raffles and enter the 40/40 raffle for a seven-night stay at Star Island Resort and Club near Orlando, Fla., Nov. 2-9.

Only 40 tickets at $40 each will be sold for the raffle during the evening, event planners said.

Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged, organizers said.

Prizes will be given for the best male and female costumes.

Ticket information, dinner menu and other event details, along with a list of featured auction items and more about the Star Island Resort can be found on the event website,

Seating is limited.

For more information, call Smith at 614-206-2793 or email her at

Founded in 1945, the nonprofit Cat Welfare Association provides medical care, shelter and adoption services for abandoned and abused felines.

The association's shelter is located at 741 Wetmore Road.