(Seguin) -- Celebrity items will be hitting the auction block during this weekend's annual FurBall fundraiser. The event benefits the yearlong operations of the Seguin Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).
Members of the Parrot Head Club in Seguin help show their support for this year's FurBall fundraiser. The group shows off one of their favorite items up for bid this Saturday. The item includes this autographed Jimmy Buffet guitar. Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www.arf-texas.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.
The event, which will also be bringing “Motown to downtown," is being planned for Saturday night at the Court Street Coffee Shop.
Combined with a night of jazz music and food, ARF founder Barbara Upper says folks won't want to miss the opportunity to make a bid on a number of one of-a-kind auction items. She says each are certified or tagged to verify their authenticity.
"Well this year, we're trying to reflect things, we almost could call it like, how to get on antiques road show. We've tried to do a group of collectibles. We've spent about three years working on this list. So we have the Jimmy Buffet signed guitar which is definitely going to be the highlight of it I do believe. It actually is a guitar he has used. We have an original drawing of Snoopy which is my personal favorite that's signed by Charles Schultz. We have a poster signed by all the people who've played Batman, including George Clooney. We have the cast of Frozen, the cast of Breaking Bad have each signed photographs for us. We have Billy Joel signing a photograph. We have an Aretha Franklin album that she signed, Aretha's greatest hits. We have a wonderful bottle of wine that was very limited. It's a Mick Jagger 40 Licks bottle of wine that was distributed in 2002 at a concert in California. That was the only distribution so it's extremely rare. Whoever buys it, I'm sure is going to sale the bottle on Ebay. It's never been opened so the wine is in there if anyone wants to try it, but it'll make it to Ebay too I'm sure. Then in addition to that, we have some wonderful things from a lot of our local businesses," said Upper.
Upper says food trucks and local caterers will also be on standby to cook upon order. Menu items include sliders, fish tacos, kebabs, coconut shrimp, ribs and tons of vegetarian selections.
Upper says the idea is simply to dress comfortable, have fun and support a number of groups that focus on dog and cat rescues in the area.
"We do have a few tickets available. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door because of where we are this year at the Court Street Coffee Shop. We're going to be a little bit more limited. We will have seating indoors with a live jazz band and then outdoors, we'll have seating and a dance slab with a live Motown band. We also have our food trucks and catering stations outside. We had to be a little bit careful in the number of people that will come. We have room at this point but we're going to get close to it very very quickly. So we're asking people if they can possibly make their reservations ahead of time and they can just do it on our website arf-texas.com. We'll be happy to hold tickets for them or if they want to pay for them on the website, we can do it and we'll just have them on a list to come into FurBall," said Upper.
Tickets are $50 each and include food, drinks and live entertainment. FurBall gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Court Street Coffee Shop located at 111 W. Court St.