Tickets on sale for Roice-Hurst gala

Tickets are available for Wine and Whiskers, an annual benefit gala for the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

The gala, presented by Alpine Bank, is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, 2087 Broadway in Grand Junction. The event will include wine, hors-d’oeuvres, an animal-themed silent auction and adoptable pets.

Tickets sell for $35 and are available at Alpine Bank locations and the Roice-Hurst Humane Society at 362 28 Road in Grand Junction.

Proceeds from the gala will go to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, a nonprofit shelter and adoption center that cares for an average of 1,000 dogs and cats each year. Last year, the gala raised nearly $25,000.

“This is about more than animals. This is about our community and all the ways that our pets make it better,” said Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. “Our animals really are our rescuers in so many ways.”