The 4th Annual ThanksLiving
Held on Saturday, November 23rd, this year’s event will be unlike any other - we’re scaling the celebration to be bigger, better, and more immersive than ever before! This is our largest onsite fundraiser each year.
Experience Full Circle like never before!
We’ll kick off the afternoon with a sanctuary open house, during which guests will be able to explore the property freely, greeted by dedicated volunteer educators at each pasture. These presenters will share resident stories and species-specific facts, and the animal residents are sure to come by and say hello! Throughout the open house, kids will have the chance to fill in a special map and activity sheet to remember the day. Guests will also have the chance to celebrate the turkeys by sharing delicious and nutritious snacks provided by the Full Circle Animal Care team.
Guests of all ages will be invited to contribute to the ThanksLiving community art project. The piece, designed by artist Oscar Zornosa and built by guests' hands, will be commemorated on the sanctuary grounds for years to come.
Throughout the event, guests will have the opportunity to browse giving opportunities in the tent area - the future home of the Full Circle events pavilion! This area will feature booths for merchandise, animal sponsorships, and naming opportunities for our soon-to-be-launched building campaign. Plus, we’ll have a silent auction running all afternoon. Gift baskets and handcrafted items will be up for grabs to the highest givers!
Bring your appetite!
Guests are invited to sample delicious snacks by Miyoko's while browsing the silent auction and giving opportunities. Later, we'll gather to relax and enjoy an incredible spread by Happy Seed plant-based kitchen. It's a celebration, after all! We'll top it all off with delicious treats from Cinnaholic, Jamie's Cookie Dough, and Dulce Vegan!
Who will be there?
After the meal, it’s time for the show! A very special keynote on Esther the Wonder Pig will be presented by Krista Hiddema (Board President, HEEFS). We’ll follow the presentation with a speed-painting performance by fan favorite, Amy Burkman. She brought down the house at Full Frame, and we’re so excited to have her back and painting against the most beautiful backdrop: the sanctuary grounds! We’ll wrap it all up with an exciting live auction full of spectacular experiences.
Stick Around for Sunday Brunch!
Make a weekend of it! You're invited to stick around for the FCFS Supporters Brunch on Sunday, November 24th. This brunch is an exclusive perk for those upgrading to the Weekend Package. The package includes a discounted rate with our friends at the beautiful Aiden by Best Western! Oh, and more great food and free swag!