The event will be held at one of Bucks County’s loveliest estates on Sugan Road, say organizers, with cuisine by Bitter Bob’s of New Hope, desserts by Lucky Cupcake Company, and BYOB encouraged.
The night will also feature an extensive silent auction and raffle from some of the area’s premiere retailers and restaurants, with all proceeds benefiting the Emily Ayre Big Dog Fund at Animal Alliance. The cost for the event is $75 per person, and tickets are available at the Animal Alliance website.
This annual event is planned by a committee of friends from New Hope and Lambertville, including Emily’s sister Amanda. Animal Alliance created the Emily Ayre Fund for Big Dog Rescue in memory of Emily’s enormous love for her dog Dover. Contributions to the fund are used to pay for veterinary care related to illness or injury in dogs weighing over 35 pounds that are removed from shelters through Animal Alliance’s rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption programs. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.
“This event was born four years ago as an attempt to honor Emily Ayre and her love for dogs,” said Annie Trinkle, executive director of Animal Alliance. “Fours years later, Rock ‘n’ Rescue has become hugely successful, all while bringing the community together and raising awareness and funds for the big dogs at Animal Alliance. Jermaine rocked The Barn last year and we invite everyone to come out again for a great night of world-class music, great food and fun for a wonderful cause!”
The event has become an annual tradition, and typically draws a sell-out crowd of over 100 each year. Sponsors of the event include Sagefrog Marketing Group, LLC of Doylestown, Ally Steffens of Gloria Nilson & Co Real Estate, Hugh A. Marshall Landscape Contractors, Inc. of New Hope, New Hope Veterinary Hospital, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Crown Veterinary Specialists, The Bank of Princeton and Leah Dillon Personal Training & Wellness.