Fans gathered in Covington, GA for the 4th Annual Paul Wesley Fandom Event to raise money for the Humane Society of the United States in Paul’s honor.
The evening was a huge success with Ms. Dena Somerhalder as the MC of the event with our special guests Zach Roerig, Steven McQueen and Chase Coleman. Paul was not able to attend due to his filming obligation for his new show “Tell Me a Story” which is currently filming in NYC (below is his video thanking the fans). He did let me know he will come next year for the 5th Annual Paul Wesley Fandom Event.
The people attending enjoyed an intimate Q & A with the cast and found out what the guys have been up too since TVD/TO ended and what their future plans were. Along with the Q & A everyone had a opportunity to get selfies and autographs from the cast.
During the evening we had several raffles and a silent auction with a TVD Prop donated by Ben and Ralph, owners of the Worthington Manor (Lockwood Mansion). They graciously donated the glass used by Damon (Ian Somerhalder) in a party scene (episode 1×04) that filmed at their house.
— PaulWesleyChronicles (@PWChronicles) August 4, 2018
The event along with the booth during The Originals Finale brought in $3500 for the Humane Society. We are currently raising additional $1500 to make the donation to be $5,000. The Humane Society has a corporate sponsor to match our donation to make the total donation in Paul’s honor to be $10,000!
I would like to thank the following:
Dena Somerhalder for helping facilitate the event with me and being a great MC. Along with Dena, Bob Somerhalder who stepped in oversee the room and entertain the guests. We had a wonderful venue due to Jenny Hilton McDonald who donated the room and her time from her duties as Tourism & Film Commissioner here in Covington (Hollywood of the South). The delicious food for the evening was courtesy of “Mystic Grill” from their awesome owner, Angi Beszbone (special shout-out for going over and beyond right before the autos!). Also to my friends who helped before, during and after the event. A special Thank you to all the fans that attended the event(s), purchased items/raffles at the booth and online over the last few years to support the Humane Society.
Last but not Least thank you Zach Roerig, Steven McQueen, Chase Coleman and Paul Wesley for the support of this event!