Monday, April 27, 2015

DOGS, DOGS, DOGS .....SO MANY DOGS!!!!!!

We had our annual Girls Night Out Fundrasier a couple of weekends ago for RESCUE DOGS MATCH.

 We held the event at the Troy Women's Institute Hall in the Old Schoolhouse in Troy.  It was built in 1878 and was a lovely old place with lots of atmosphere.

We had Tarot Readers and Reiki practitioners volunteer their time and some lovely vendors came too.

We had fabulous Raffle Prizes donated this year.  Great baskets filled with goodies, Keurig coffee maker, doggie bags, Tarot certificates, handbags beauty products, one lovely person even donated a whole box of ribbons and tissue paper from Hallmark!  Thanks Terri.

We sold coffee and tea and I went a little crazy with the baking.  I made giant Chocolate Chip Cookies and Red Velvet Cookies ( my granddaughter loved the big cookies), Banana, Chocolate, Vanilla, Carrot/Pecan and Lemon Cake.  There was a lot left but it did not go to waste.

We had an amazing information table for the dogs.  I did not get a picture but one of the volunteers, Brenda, made a great slide show video of the dogs and it played all night on a big T.V.  I designed the Charlie Chaplin poster and made magnets of the same design for the night.  We had dog soaps and dog necklaces and a basket of goodies anyone could help themselves to for a small donation.  Our newest addition is Rover the Rescue Dog, he loves to eat loose change.

A wonderful local Balloon Artist, Antoon, donated these incredible bouquets.  They brought some whimsy to the event, everyone loved them.



Everyone had a great time, the weather was fantastic and we raised $1,200.00 for the dogs.  This is, of course, just a drop in the bucket.  The Rescue now has more that 50 dogs in Foster Homes and more waiting so I have started a donation drive on  GO FUND ME.  If you want to help even in a small way you can go there to donate and help us reach our goal.


There are some Thank Yous to send out for all of the help with the Fundraisers.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who manned the kitchen, front desk, info table, and made sure everyone got their Reiki and Readings...you were all great.

Thanks to my daughter-in-law, Natasha for once again selling all those Raffle tickets.

Thanks to the wonderful Readers who donated their time and gifts to make this fundraiser, once again, fun and successful-

ANA, KATHY, CAROLYN, TERESA AND ANGELA....YOU ARE FABULOUS!

Thanks to the healing hands of our Reiki volunteers-

PAULA, TAMMY, JANE, CRYSTAL AND MARK....YOU GUYS ROCK!

Thanks to the lovely ladies who came as vendors and demonstrated their products-

DEB  SHELTON, ERIN BEEVERS, JESS SAVAGE, CATHY RYAN, ADRIEN HURST & THE LOVELY GIRLS FROM SUNSWEPT WELLNESS.....YOU WERE ALL FANTASTIC!

Thank you to the wonderful people who donated things for the Raffles-

TERI FOR HER GENEROUS HALLMARK GOODIES, SANDRA FOR HER AMAZING COFFEE MACHINES AND BOOKS AND DONNA, AS ALWAYS, GREAT BASKETS......YOU GUYS ARE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, YOUR DONATIONS MADE THE RAFFLE A SUCCESS.

And of course, Brenda Dobranski who runs RESCUE DOGS MATCH for her tireless dedication to those deserving dogs.  And thanks to her adorable nieces, Cadence and Sierra, who have come to almost all of the fundraisers and helped out so much.

























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