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Raffle to help Buffeted pups

Published 8:24pm Thursday, June 27, 2013

Anyone out there like Jimmy Buffett? I haven’t heard enough of his music to say for myself one way or the other, but for those that do, Suffolk Humane Society has a rare opportunity.

The Buffett concert at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach on July 13 is sold out, but Suffolk Councilman Roger Fawcett and his wife Candy have donated two tickets to the show, to benefit Suffolk Humane.

The seats are prime ones, Suffolk Humane says, and they’re selling tickets to win them.

What a great idea.

Say you prefer hot cocoa by a warm fire to margaritas by the beach — I know that much about Jimmy Buffett, at least — that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to purchase tickets.

Suffolk Humane being a group that finds new homes for dogs and cats without one, you will be supporting creatures that need a little help. If you win, just give the Buffett tickets to someone else.

Tickets are on sale through July 4, at $5 each or five for $20. Just call 538-3030 or email info@suffolkhumanesociety.com to learn how to get your hands on them. They’re also available at Mike Duman Auto Sales or from Suffolk Humane members — those people in the lime-green shirts.

Councilman Fawcett told me he and his family go to quite a few concerts. Indeed, regular readers would already know that his son, Jason Fawcett, stole the limelight at a recent Luke Bryan show at the Farm Bureau.

Bryan picked the junior Fawcett out of the audience and dragged him on stage, where Fawcett proceeded to bring Bryan’s song “Country girl (Shake it for me)” to vivid life — albeit from the masculine end of the gender spectrum.

“We might be up there with Jimmy Buffett before the night’s over,” Councilman Fawcett replied, asked if his son would be likely to try his moves to some “Margaritaville.”

All the more reason to support Suffolk Humane.

“It’s going to be a great show – I’ve been to that show several times,” Fawcett added.

The seats up for grabs are “right down close to the stage,” he said. “I forget which section, but they are very good seats — very difficult to get.”

Win or lose, love or “meh” Jimmy Buffett, buying tickets in this raffle is a great way to support our furry friends.

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