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A special thank you to our awesome sponsors for An Evening with Sean Dietrich.

Please support our local sponsors who generously donate so that 100% of the proceeds from this event can go to animal welfare efforts in Rome and Floyd County. We appreciate you and the animals thank you! 
Wendy & Julius Shaw
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Join us for an evening with Sean of the South at the Desoto Theatre on Saturday, January 21, 2023

Sean Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and podcast host, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, The Tallahassee Democrat, Good Grit, South Magazine, Alabama Living, the Birmingham News, Thom Magazine, and The Mobile Press Register. He has authored thirteen books and is the creator of the Sean of the South Podcast.

A mediocre sailor and fisherman, a biscuit connoisseur, and barbeque competition judge, when he's not writing he spends much of his time aboard his fourteen-foot fishing boat (The S.S. Squirrel), along with his bloodhound, Thelma Lou.

All proceeds from the show will benefit animal welfare efforts in Rome and Floyd County. 

Ticket Information - SOLD OUT!

VIP Party and Priority Seating ($75)

Includes a pre-show cocktail party from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Seven Hills Building and priority seating. The show begins at 7 pm. Book signing at 8:30 pm.

General Admission ($40)

General admission seating. The show begins at 7 pm. Book signing at 8:30 pm.

Sean Dietrich




Rome for the Rescues (aka Claws for Paws), a recognized 501(c)(3), was created in 2008 by concerned animal lovers to raise funds to aid animal welfare organizations in Rome-Floyd County.


Over the years, funds raised by Rome for the Rescues have aided these groups in ways both great and small from low-cost spay and neuter programs to various rescue efforts. Rome for the Rescues has supported Floyd County PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Services) by creating a covered outdoor play area, helping purchase a transport van, and providing state-of-the-art bowls and litter boxes. 


Rome for the Rescues Party of the Summer has raised over $185,000 for local organizations. Please check back for details on our next fundraising event. 



All of our work is done by volunteers. Rome for the Rescues takes no administrative fees and 100% of all money collected goes directly to our local efforts to help save the lives of neglected, abandoned, and abused animals. 

We welcome volunteers who are interested in helping with the next Rome for the Rescues Party of the Summer. There isn't a date set yet, but if you are interested, please fill out the form on the Contact Us page. 

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