17th Annual Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction



After taking a year off to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2014, we're thrilled to announce that our Dessert Tasting event is back! A favorite for many of our supporters, the Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction features local dessert exhibitors offering samples of their most delicious creations. In between desserts, guests are encouraged to bid on our roughly 100 silent auction items.


Once again hosted by our longtime friends Mark Ericson and Karen Kiley from WOKQ, this year's event will be taking place on Sunday, March 29th from 1pm to 3pm at the Kittery Community Center in Kittery, ME. Tickets are $25 each and are available online or at the shelter. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours right away so you don't miss out on this fun event! All proceeds from this event benefit the animals at CVHS. 


Did you adopt your pet from CVHS? A highlight of the Dessert Tasting is the alumni slideshow, which features photos of animals adopted over the past thirty years from our shelter. If you'd like your pet to be included, please email your pet's name and photo to our Promotions Coordinator Alaina Goodnough at [email protected]. Due to the overwhelming response we get to the slideshow each year, we are only able to accept one photo per pet or one photo of multiple pets.


Are you a dessert vendor? New dessert exhibitors are always welcome at this event. Click here to print a copy of the exhibitor form. Can't make it in person? No problem! Dessert donations are also welcome. We will make a dessert display and sign for your business so you can be represented without having to send a staff member to the event.


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Click here for sponsor information. Donations to our silent auction are also welcome. Please click here for a donation form.



Enter for a chance to win a week's stay in Aruba!


As part of our upcoming Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction, we're raffling off a one-week stay at a condo in Aruba!


Enjoy a two-bedroom condo that sleeps up to 6 people at the Casa del Mar Beach Resort in Oranjestad, Aruba from May 2nd to May 9th, 2015 (airfare not included). Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. A winner will be drawn at our Dessert Tasting on March 29th. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are no longer available online but can be purchased at the Dessert Tasting.


A minimum of 200 tickets must be sold in order for the condo to be given away. In the event that fewer than 200 tickets are sold, the winner and CVHS will split the raffle proceeds 50/50. 




Thank you to our 2015 Dessert Tasting sponsors!







C&J Bus Lines

Classic Cutters

Cricket's Happy Tails Pet Services

Louis F. Clarizio, DDS PA

Patti Blanchette, P.A.

Animal Health Center

Holy Rosary Credit Union

Miller's Pool Service LLC

Cross Insurance



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