ROAR annual gala: Linke, Ancona’s Wines to receive awards

Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) will host its annual ROAR gala and fundraising event Saturday, March 9, at the Le Chateau in South Salem, N.Y.
Ridgefield resident Scott Linke will be recognized as the 2019 ROAR Community Star Award honoree. Ancona’s Wines and Liquors will receive the 2019 ROAR Business Star Award.
All proceeds will support the ROAR Donofrio Family Animal Shelter. Tickets can be purchased online at
“We look forward to celebrating our successes together at our annual gala and for honoring Scott Linke and Ancona’s Wines and Liquors for their deep passion and ongoing commitment for supporting the rescue and adoption of homeless pets,” said Kerry Dobson, executive director for ROAR.
This year’s theme of the gala is “Top Hat, Tails and Purrls.” This underscores the needs of rescued dogs and cats so they can put their best paw forward and transition successfully to their forever homes, and to provide support to adopters so they understand the responsibilities and rewards of pet ownership, a press release said.
The event’s silent auction will also be open to the public, giving those who can’t attend the event an opportunity to bid on items from their smartphones. Bidding will start online a week before the event and end at the March 9 gala. Bidding begins on March 1.