KWWL’s Danielle Wagner
KWWL’s Danielle Wagner
Decorah’s Bonnie Koloc and Ellen Rockne will perform live Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa’s grand opening celebration and fundraiser.

Special guest KWWL’s Danielle Wagner will be at the event signing copies of her book, “Cubbie Tails, “with 30 percent of book sales going to HSNEI. 

The MC for the evening is KDEC’s Tim Michaelson.

The event,  a celebration of the fall 2014 opening of the Love and Friendship Adoption Center, is from 4-7 p.m. at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are $40 each (children under 12 get in free) and include entertainment, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  One hundred percent of ticket sales go to support the animals at the adoption center. 

Tickets are available at, or by mailing payment to HSNEI at PO Box 76, Decorah, IA 52101. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Auction items
Artist-designed statues, currently on display in the window at 118 Water Street in downtown Decorah,  are up for auction at Bidding will conclude at the event. There also are several silent auction items listed online that will conclude auction at the event.

This event is being sponsored by many local businesses and individuals, including Ace Hardware, Commercial Vehicle Group, Deco, the Good Dog Center, Bank of the West, Canoe Ridge Kennels, Chase the Adventure, Decorah Bank and Trust, Edward Jones Investments, Harman Realty, Hovden Oil, Weis Buick GMC, Hvitved & Associates/Ameriprise, NEIT, West Side Dental, Cresco Veterinary Clinic, Bruening Rock Products, Karen and Bob Palmersheim, Janice Blanchard in honor of Raymond Blanchard and Craig and Ellen Cutting.
In addition, food and drink are being donated by Beyond the Bar Bakery, Sodexo at Luther College, Trout River Catering, Toppling Goliath, Hotel Winneshiek, McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita, Rubiayat and others.

Additional information about HSNEI and future events can be found at