Ayla’s Acres hosts gala featuring M*A*S*H star Loretta Swit


Ayla's Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue hosted its third annual Casino Night on the Greens gala – featuring M*A*S*H actress Loretta Swit – on Saturday, March 10 at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Casino Night attendees enjoyed the slot machines and played Texas Hold 'Em poker, blackjack, roulette and craps throughout the evening. The event also featured quick-fire raffles, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing, desserts, a full bar and live music provided by Little Jake & The Soul Searchers. "Funny Money" winnings went toward raffle tickets to win prize items donated by local businesses. In addition to hosting the event, Swit signed copies of her new book "SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit.”

A “Betty White Award” winner for commendable humanitarian efforts, Swit is an actress, artist and animal activist best known for her character roles on stage and television. She is an honorary board member of Ayla's Acres, a St. Augustine-based nonprofit supporting adoption, spay and neuter and the responsible care of animals. The organization maintains a 45-acre sanctuary for "unadoptable" animals to live out their lives in peace.

For more information on Ayla's Acres, visit www.aylasacres.org.