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Ian Somerhalder Attends Gentle Barn's 20th Anniversary Under the Stars Event

Ian Somerhalder is celebrating!

The 40-year-old The Vampire Diaries alum attended The Gentle Barn’s 20th Anniversary Under the Stars Party on Saturday (September 28) in Santa Clarita, Calif.

The Gentle Barn is a national non-profit animal sanctuary, which works to rescue animals from abuse and neglect and inspire hope and healing in children facing similar circumstances.

The Gentle Barn founders Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner, staff, volunteers and supporters came to The Gentle Barn’s flagship sanctuary in Santa Clarita for an evening to recognize individuals who have embraced the organization’s purpose, pay tribute to the animal ambassadors, and honor the organization’s mission to create a kinder, more gentler world for all.

Whitney Cummings hosted the event, and was joined by former MLB All-Star Chase Utley as presenters.

Other guests included model Katie Cleary, Bachelor in Paradise stars Kendall Long and Joe Amabile, harpist Lara Somogyi, pro bodybuilder Nimai Delgado, comedian Rebecca Corry, Olympic surfer Tia Blanco.

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