Loretta Swit from M.A.S.H. to attend benefit for Ayla’s Acres

Lorreta Swit from M.A.S.H. and Munchkin. Swit will be at a benefit for Ayla's Acres No-Kill Pet Rescue. Contributed image

Lorreta Swit from M.A.S.H. and Munchkin. Swit will be at a benefit for Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Pet Rescue. Contributed image

From Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue

St. Augustine, FL — Underwood Jewelers is pleased to present a three-day benefit for Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. Between Oct.23-25, Underwood Jewelers will donate sales, host a cocktail party and raffle, and feature an adoption day — all to support the mission of Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue.

Underwood Jewelers will kick off the three-day benefit with a cocktail party on Thursday, October 23, from 6-8 PM, at their Ponte Vedra location.  Actor, artist, and animal activist Loretta Swit will be a special guest at the party and will partner with Underwood to raffle off a bracelet, from renowned designer John Hardy, valued at $2,495. Highly-regarded sketch artist Pablo Rivera will be on hand to sketch anyone who purchases a piece of jewelry.

The bracelet will be raffled during a benefit for Ayla's Acres at Underwood Jewelers.

The bracelet will be raffled during a benefit for Ayla’s Acres at Underwood Jewelers.

Between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25, the Ponte Vedra and Mall of the Avenues locations will donate 10 percent of sales from all John Hardy jewelry to Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue.

The benefit concludes on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a special adoption day at the Ponte Vedra location. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Ayla’s Acres will have animals available for adoption, along with volunteers available to discuss adoption, fostering, and how you may help support Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. Pablo Rivera will return to sketch adopters with their new pets.

John Rutkowski, Manager of the Ponte Vedra Beach Underwood Jewelers, says, “We are so happy to be able to partner with John Hardy to support Ayla’s Acres. What this organization does is very close to our hearts and that’s providing good homes for loving pets and good pets for loving homes.”

Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc. is a St. Augustine-based non-profit supporting adoption, spay and neutering, and responsible care of animals. Along with education, outreach, adoption and fostering programs, Ayla’s Acres maintains a 45-acre sanctuary where “unadoptable” animals may live out their lives with peace, love, and dignity. Ayla’s Acres receives no government funding, relying instead on private donations of money, supplies, and items that are sold through their thrift shop, Ayla’s Attic (located at 300 South Ponce de Leon BLVD.). Learn more at www.aylasacres.org, or by calling 650.520.5201.

Underwood Jewelers was founded in 1928 and is a member of the American Gem Society. Recipient of the American Gem Society Triple Zero Award, the 2004 Robert Shipley Award, inducted into the National Jeweler Hall of Fame, and winner of countless “Best of” awards around Jacksonville, Underwood Jewelers has a philosophy that quality in merchandise, presentation, personal service, and our integrity will bring the customer back to shop. They have four locations  around Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra: San Marco, Avondale, Mall of the Avenues, and Ponte Vedra Beach. You may learn more a twww.underwoodjewelers.com, or by calling 904.280.1202.

Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance of the cocktail party for $20 per ticket or $50 for three tickets. Underwood Jewelers Ponte Vedra Beach is located at 330 A1A N Ponte Vedra Beach. They may be reached at 904.280.1202.


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