Natalie Knox

Natalie Knox

This year’s Wine & Whiskers is in honor of Natalie Knox, a former SPCA Board member, beloved business owner, community leader and lifelong champion of animals, who passed away last year after a brave battle with multiple myeloma.

Natalie, along with Mark Osborne, co-founded Kiss 94 FM radio station in 1982.  They later became co-owners of five additional radio stations, including WNSX – Star 97.7 in Ellsworth. She and Star 97.7 have been tireless supporters of the SPCA, for many years helping our organization promote events and animals available for adoption.

Natalie served on the boards of many local organizations, including the SPCA and the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce.  She was honored as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year in 2018.  In 2022, Natalie and Mark Osborne,
her business partner at Star 97.7, received the Chamber’s prestigious Top Drawer Award.

Natalie had a lifelong passion for animals and absolutely adored cats. She volunteered for decades and devoted countless hours to stray cats and kittens at local shelters. Many of the photographs provided to us by her fiancé, Mark Phillips, are of Natalie snuggling with her feline companions.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
5:30 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, July 23rd for a fabulous evening celebrating the animals with delicious food, a cash bar, music, silent and live auctions, and a paddle raise. The event will be at the beautiful Bar Harbor Club, on West Street in Bar Harbor.

This event raises essential funds to continue the SPCA’s life-saving work, while celebrating with a community that is passionate about the welfare of local animals.

Chris and Susan Pappas

2023 Wine & Whiskers will be held on Tuesday, July 18th
Check back for ticket information!

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors
who are making this event possible!

Shelter Angels

Shelter Heroes

Lynn Nobil, in loving memory of Jim Nobil
Carol and Bob Calder
Charles Butt
Bob & Carol Calder

Shelter Defenders

Jamie O’Keefe
In loving memory of my amazing friend and event co-chairman, Michele Abbott-Croan.

Joan Welles Jackson and Brett Geranen

Steve & Kay Theede

Chris & Susan Pappas

Shelter Boosters

Jefferson Harkins and Joseph Shepard

Hanna M. and
Kris Henderson

Thomas and Joy Richardson

Curt and Barbara Shaw

Bob and Merryl Dietz
Richard Storck and
Aletha Langham
Blaise deSibour and Leslie Clapp
Penelope Harris
Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez
Francesca Poisson
Snow’s Cove Painting
Richard Storck and Aletha Langham
Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett
Wendy Wood
James and Marsha Kannry

Shelter Allies

Ernest Capen
John & Kathleen Field

Shelter Supporters

Paul Coston Jr.
Erica Brooks

Natalie Knox

Shelter Pals

Bebe and Terry Moulton
Denis Bouffard and
Monica Moeller
Glenn and Laura Hill
Merchant’s Auto
Philip Payne
James Cohn
Kiersten Persoff
Paradis Ace Hardware



Open to public Wed – Sat,
12:00 – 4:00pm

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Tuesday, July 18th
5:30 pm

Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the door.