Benefitting the Darlington County Humane Society
The Darlington County Humane Society has cared for homeless pets in the area since 1997. Today, the shelter building is aging, and space is cramped due to the increasing number of abandoned animals brought in each year. In 2018 alone, over 3,000 animals were brought to the shelter, many with urgent medical needs. Clean, adequate shelter for the dogs and cats surrendered daily is becoming a luxury. DCHS has reached a point where a new and improved shelter is a necessity. There is a plan for a new indoor facility, which will help save more animals and increase the number of adoptions while keeping animals and visitors safe in Darlington County. Evening Under the Oaks will help bring the vision of a new shelter to life.
Evening Under the Oaks is a spring event full of fine food, spirits and a live auction held on the front lawn of Oak Manor Inn, a beautiful bed and breakfast full of local charm with century-old live oaks. The event is fully funded by sponsors with all proceeds going directly to DCHS. The first event, held in 2016, began with a group of volunteers, a vision, and two generous donors, Oak Manor Inn and North Industrial of Hartsville, who have been great supporters throughout the years. While there have been numerous fundraisers in place for DCHS, none equal the size and scale of Evening Under the Oaks. Last year, the event raised $45,000! This year, all proceeds will benefit the capital campaign fund for an indoor shelter to replace the current outdoor non-climate-controlled shelter. A dedicated steering committee and a handful of volunteers bring the event to life each year.
The weather is changing, the flowers are blooming, and nothing is better this time of year than a formal lawn party! The evening of April 13th will begin with a Welcome Prosecco Pass and will end with a high-energy live auction. In between, you’ll be entertained with live music, delicious Southern cuisine (including delicious oysters & crab legs sponsored by North Industrial), fantastic cocktails, and plenty of opportunities to support Darlington County Humane Society. By attending Evening Under the Oaks, you can help make a difference. To purchase tickets online, visit www.eveningundertheoaks.com. Tickets can also be purchased locally in Hartsville at Burry Bookstore, Re-tail Therapy, and Oak Manor Inn.
For more information on the event, visit eveningundertheoaks.com. To read more about the DCHS Capital Campaign, visit raisethewoofdchs.org/.