Ailurophiles gather for Wine & Whiskers

Guests picked their favorite items to bid on at last week’s Wine & Whiskers fundraiser for Garfield’s Rescue Inc. (GRI). The silent auction, which included 80 donated items from businesses and individuals across the Northern Neck, helped to raise $8,500 to benefit the feline rescue organization, according to president Ann Bedford. Above, Lois Ogburn admires a hand-painted “kitty” chest by artist Carol Muratore. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi