This article was featured in WYDaily on 4/26/24
If an Opus 9 lunch topped with a sweet serenade by members of Good Shot Judy sounds divine, The Heritage Humane Society’s annual Spring in Bloom Online Auction will begin taking bids for that and so much more from April 29 to May 8.
This year’s anticipated springtime event is bigger than ever with more than 300 auction items to bid on — all from the convenience of a mobile phone or computer. Bidders can already take a peek at auction items. Bidding goes live at noon on April 29 and closes at noon on May 8.

Bid to save lives

Whether winning bidders keep items for themselves or are pleased to gift them to family and friends, the Fourth Annual Spring in Bloom Online Auction has something for everyone. The packed list spans experiences, wine, gift cards, vintage items, home dècor, hand-crafted gift baskets (for people and pets), experiences, art and so much more.
A sample of many of the highlights include:

  • Lunch and tunes with Good Shot Judy. Hit the hottest lunch spot in town, Opus 9, with three friends and dine with savvy crooners Brett Cahoon and Jeff Cahoon from Good Shot Judy. The experience includes a delectable three-course meal and an intimate serenade.

  • Explore Williamsburg and beyond. Donated by the Visitor’s Guide, Visit Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association, the winning bidder of this package is in for adventures at Kings Dominion, making a keepsake at Paint on Pottery, challenging Room Escape Williamsburg, and topping it all with delicious meals. Dining gift cards include Captain George’s Seafood Buffet, Butcher & BBQ Provisions, Los Paisanos, Larry’s Italian Restaurant, Plaza Azteca, Old City Barbeque and Sportsman’s Grille.

  • Pizza for a Year. Enjoy 12 large one-topping pizzas from Papa John’s, one for every month of the year, donated by Papa John’s of Hampton Roads.

  • The Heritage Humane Society Birthday Party Package. Take the guesswork out of planning by winning this turnkey Su-Paw-Star Birthday Party Package at The Heritage Humane Society. This includes a themed private party complete with setup for up to 15 children, naming opportunity for the birthday child for one of the incoming shelter animal, the birthday child will receive a goody bag with a stuffed animal and an adoption certificate and each child will receive a goody bag, behind-the-scenes shelter tour, a visit from one of the adoptable pets, craft activity or enrichment for the animals, downloadable invitations and thank you cards and a gift certificate for a half sheet custom ice cream cake donated by Baskin Robbins Williamsburg.
To see these and all of the auction items, beginning Friday, Apr. 26, visit the preview and pre-register to bid. Auction items need to be picked up in person on May 10 at The Heritage Humane Society from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter cannot offer delivery/shipping with the exception of gift cards, which is available for an additional cost. For questions, visit the Spring in Bloom Online Auction FAQs.

Coming together for homeless pets

The Spring in Bloom Online Auction is organized extensively by the HHS Auxiliary volunteers. All of the items are donations by shelter volunteers, supporters or area businesses to provide for the safety and well-being of Greater Williamsburg’s largest animal shelter.

Adoptable pets ready for a forever home 

The shelter is filled with homeless pets who are eager to have forever homes. Nearly 160 dogscats and small pets are currently in their care. Adoptable pets are available to meet during The Heritage Humane Society’s visiting and adopting hours from noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
To learn more, visit, call 757-221-0150, or visit The Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185.

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