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Comedian Jim Lauletta will perform at this year’s Amber Moonlit Night. Courtesy photo.




SARL’s 7th Annual Amber Moonlit Night 

Where: Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 92 Indian Rock Road, Windham
When: Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 11 p.m.
Cost: Single tickets cost $50. A table for 10 costs $450. 
Visit: sarlnh.org




Funny night for furry friends
Animal Rescue League hosts Amber Moonlit Night

11/12/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



There’s something funny about the Salem Animal Rescue League’s 7th annual Amber Moonlit Night fundraiser — it includes dinner, auctions and raffles and, the highlight of the evening, two stand-up comedy performances.

The fundraiser, which is happening on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Castleton in Windham, had featured other kinds of entertainment for its first couple years but now sticks to comedy. 
“People enjoy the comedic performances a lot,” said David Bettencourt, SARL director of development and community relations. “The feedback we’ve gotten over the years has been positive, so if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
It does, however, feature new comedians each year to keep things fresh. The two stand-up comedians will perform after dinner. One is Jim Lauletta, a Boston-born comedian/actor and one of the most popular headliners in clubs around New England. He is known for his impressions and cynical humor drawn from his life experiences.
The other is Tom Hayes, a comedian, magician, professional imposter and motivational speaker. Since emerging from the Boston comedy scene of the 1980s, he has been voted “Best Comic” by the Showtime network and has opened for big-name comics like Jeff Dunham and Phyllis Diller. 
Radio personality Mike Morin, formerly of WZID, will be the host for the event.
An introduction and hors d’oeuvres will start off the evening, followed by dinner, which will include chicken marsala with a seasoned vegetable medley, penne pasta marinara, salad and dinner rolls.
Also that evening is the Fund-a-Need presentation, which has been part of Amber Moonlit Night for the last four years. It give guests the opportunity to sponsor animals for the rescue transport program, a program that allows SARL to transport and adopt dogs and cats from shelters in the southern U.S.
“Over the years of this program, we’ve saved the lives of hundreds of dogs that, had they remained in the South, would have been euthanized,” Bettencourt said.
There will be several large auction items up for bid, including a week-long vacation in Key West, Florida, a week-long stay at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and a family-pack of Disney World Park Hopper passes. For hockey fans, there’s the Hockey Palooza pack with tickets to two Bruins games and one Manchester Monarchs game and a signed puck by former Bruins left winger Danielle Paille; for football fans, an official football signed by New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski.
The silent auction and raffles will have some smaller items like Fisher Cats tickets, gift baskets from local businesses, wine and spirit packages and more.
“[This event] takes place late in the fall when the leaves are almost off the trees, but it’s not quite ski season,” Bettencourt said. “So it’s a great evening of entertainment in a period in the year where there aren’t as many opportunities for entertainment.”
Amber Moonlit Night is SARL’s largest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless animals under their care.
“In the shelter realm, the winter months are extremely difficult and extremely expensive months,” Bettencourt said. “So this fundraiser helps get us through the winter and care for our animals during that hard time.” 





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