Thank you so much to all of you who attended GRRIN’s Gold Rush 2015 event!
What a perfect Fall day for all of the dogs and families to enjoy. This year, we had 175 people/families in attendance – and 61 dogs!
In case you missed it (or even if you didn’t), there was so much to do!
Educational Programs: AKC Canine Good Citizen program with Marcy Graybill and a training demonstration from Gary & Kathy Platt, Innovative Dog Training
Games: Special thanks to the following volunteers for making these activities a success:
- Cake Walk: Bruce and Bobbi Moore; and Amy Bazer
- BINGOLDEN: Rosemary Verzani
- Shell Game: Helen Moore
- Pin the Tail on the Cat: Erika Ryser
- Face Painting and Paw Print Art: Julie and Suzanne Sharp
- Fortune Teller: Elbert Traylor, Tessa Pucinsky and Jon Sprinkel
Costume Contest: There was a costume contest for the canine attendees! First, second, and third place were awarded.
Silent Auction: The 3 Southwest Airlines round-trip tickets went for $1400 – with all proceeds going to GRRIN! Thank you to Southwest Airlines for its generous donation, and thank you to all of the bidders – especially the winning bidders! A big shout-out to Dennis Garrett for making this awesome donation possible!
Special Emcee: Carol Staab from NTV’s (Kearney) Good Life morning program
Volunteer Check-in: Judy Davis and Jill Shefte
Photography: JoAnn Farrell and James Staab
Sound system and awesome music: Curt Bright with The String Beans
Food and Refreshments: Nancy Bowen, Konda and Tim Nietfeld and Danielle Pedersen for making chili, grilling hot dogs and serving food.
Set-up and Tear-down: Dennis and Barb Garrett, Curt Bright, Kathy Glenn, Seth Ryser, Tori Jo Ryan and family, Dick Davis, Joe Muller and Nancy Bowen.
Special thanks to Kevin Cole from the Omaha World Herald for sharing this special day with GRRIN and writing about it! Check out the story at: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/golden-retrievers-gather-in-bellevue-for-carnival-and-fun-raising/article_f6fdcaf0-6ada-11e5-a6de-ffe386b09028.html