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Go Vegan, Help Homeless Animals at the No Beast Feast

The annual Dearborn Animal Shelter fundraiser dinner will be held Sept. 14.

Local eateries will show off their vegetarian fare at the ’s No Beast Feast, set for Friday, Sept. 14.

The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at , located at 23400 Park Street in Dearborn. It will feature fresh, hearty and local vegan cuisine–including specialty appetizers, entrees and desserts from , Park Place Catering, Culinary Arts School and the Inn Season Café of Royal Oak.

This year, author and presenter Dr. Kerrie Saunders will also visit the No Beast Feast to offer insight about how plant-based foods can be nutritional heroes.

Dr. Saunders will be showing a sneak preview of her new Food Demo DVD series, When Bachelor Meets Homemaker (packed with super simple, super nutritional recipes) with pre-sales available during the evening and partial proceeds benefiting the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The evening’s activities also include door prizes, a tin can raffle and entertainment. Attendees can take home recipes to try vegetarian specialties in their own kitchens, or pick up a Vegetarian Starter Kit from VegMichigan.

Elaine Greene, executive director of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, urged animal supporters–including those who eat meat–to try something new at the No Beast Feast.

“This is a great way to experience vegetarian fare for those who are curious about new food choices, have vegetarian friends or are simply ready for a fun evening out to benefit the animals in our care,” she said.

Tickets for the No Beast Feast are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Tickets include a full dinner, soft drinks, beer, wine and more. All food is prepared vegan. Purchase tickets from the Shelter’s website www.DearbornAnimals.org, or by calling 313-943-2697.

Want to win tickets instead? Enter to win on the Exploits of a Vegan Wannabe blog, run by egan blogger, animal lover and Dearborn resident Sherry Duquet.

"If you would like to win two tickets for No Beast Feast, please tell me in the Blog comments section or on Exploits Facebook page why you would like to win," Duquet said. "A winner will be chosen at random from the entries. I’ll post the winner on the blog and let you know when you win."

Entries are due by Sept. 6.

"Having a beautiful vegan meal while helping to support homeless animals is the best way ever to spend a Friday night," added Duquet.

Jim Corcoran September 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
There are many reasons why the number of vegans has doubled in the US in less than 3 years, not the least of which is animal suffering. Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org/.
Sara Sawochka September 06, 2012 at 03:32 AM
This is such a great cause to support and such a great message you're sending out. Thank you for posting this article. If your a new veg, check out chooseveg.com for lots of tips and recipes! It's one of my favorite sites! Sara

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