This weekend community members will have a chance to ditch the Xtra Tuff boots and rain gear for their finest dancing attire. The Humane Society of Kodiak is hosting the second annual Hairball. Humane Society President Karen Yashin joined KMXT’s Talk of the Rock yesterday to talk about the upcoming event and what attendees can expect.
— (HSK Hairball 1 :37 “It’s going to be Saturday the 22nd at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. There will be wonderful h’orderves by Darcy Glagolich’s culinary institute students. And we’ll have great door prizes and a wonderful silent auction with everything donated by local businesses and artisans, So we think it’s going to be a really great silent auction. And our music will be by 40 miles of road, which we’re all going to dance and boogie all night. But we have a great surprise we couldn’t advertise until today, American Idol contestant Miss Jackie Wilson has come to us from Nashville.”)
Wilson will kick off the Hairball with an hour of blues music. She joined Yashin at KMXT to talk a little bit about her trip to Kodiak.
— (HSK Hairball 2 : 16 “Yea we’ll have blues, soul, R&B for you boogie down to. I’ll probably be singing a lot of my originals, mixed with a few covers and 40 miles of road is going to be playing with me, so I’m very excited about that. And just excited to be here, this is my first time in Alaska and what a great island to be on.”)
For those wondering how the American Idol contestant got linked up with Kodiak, Wilson said it’s just one of those small world coincidences that led her here.
— (HSK Hairball 3 : 34 “I was in Mexico doing a gig there and I met a gentleman named Nicolas Melina who actually helped organize the first hairball and he was on vacation there with his family and I happened to be singing at a friend’s beach resort club right there on the beach and he happened to meet me and the next day he said hey, do you want to be a part of our benefit in Alaska and I’m like sure I would love to go to Alaska, I just mentioned how I wanted to go there. So that’s how it all came about. And I moved some things around so I could be out here and support such a great cause.”)
The proceeds from the event will go to the Humane Society of Kodiak and the Kodiak Animal Shelter. Ticket’s for the Hairball are $25 and can be picked up at the animal shelter. Wilson said you do not have to attend the event, but can always make a donation online at Kodiak animal shelter dot com. However, those who do attend the event will be eligible for door prizes and dancing to original songs like this one by Miss Jackie Wilson. The Hairball is at 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Elks Lodge.