FUR’s 5th annual Barnyard BBQ Blast fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. With live music, raffles, games, a silent auction and a delicious barbecue dinner with all the fixins.

The fun takes place at Barn Star Events, 2436 Jonathan Creek Road in Waynesville, with FUR’s annual meeting starting at 4:30 p.m. and dinner being served at 5:30. All are welcome!

Tickets are available online at; by mail at P.O. Box 1352, Waynesville 28786; or by visiting The Dog House at 304 N. Haywood Street in Waynesville.

An individual ticket costs $35 and comes with one plate of food and unlimited sweet (or unsweetened) tea or water. There will be a cash bar with wine from Bosu’s Wine Shop and handcrafted beer from Boojum Brewery. Bring an ID if you would like to visit the cash bar.

Sponsorships are available for $125. Sponsorships include two plates of food and four wines or beer as well as the other beverages.

“With either the individual ticket or the sponsorship, you will have all the live music, games and camaraderie you can handle,” said Renee’ Robbins, event co-coordinator.

“This event has been a wonderful success in years past,” added Lisa Sanborn, event co-coordinator. “We’ve had folks telling us how excited they are to join us again this year.”

All proceeds benefit Feline Urgent Rescue (FUR) of Western North Carolina, a non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, abandoned and neglected cats in Western North Carolina.

For more information or for directions, visit the website or call 1-844-888-CATS (2287).

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