Dogs, friends show up for egg hunt
To the Editor:
With ideal weather, a perfect setting and 1,000 eggs with homemade dog biscuits and some with tickets winning them a donated gift, nearly 100 dogs participated in Georgia Rescue and Rehabilitation’s Easter Egg Hunt held on Saturday, April 4 at Heritage Park in Madison.
Georgia Rescue and Rehabilitation is grateful to the following businesses in the community for their donated items, services or gift certificates: Town Park Antiques, Jordie Bug, Amelia’s, GreenSouth, MainStreet Veterinary Hospital, Olde South Wine and Spirits, Bliss, Godfrey-Cox Company, Pure Bliss, Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Company, Dog Ear Books, Madison Gift Mart and Café, Mulberry Toys, Petals Salon, Amici’s Italian Café, Starbucks, House of Ice, Steffen Thomas Museum, Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Ye Olde Colonial Restaurant, J & K Antiques and Interiors, Carolyn’s Copy Corner, Catherine Andrews Antiques, Flea’s An’Tiques, Tractor Supply and Charlene Kickbush, DVM. We thank many other locations throughout Madison/Morgan County for displaying our posters advertising the event.
The “Golden Egg” Grand Prize was a drawing for a folk art painting of the winning dog by local artist Joyce Connell and Madison Markets. Thanks to Connell and Madison Markets for donating such a unique gift. Granville Alley of Greensboro and his Scottish Terrier, Mac, was the lucky recipient. Donna Harper of Mansfield won a grooming prize from Shear Elegance of Madison for her dog Molly, a Maltese/Shih-Tzu.
Special thanks to Larry Miller, manager of Ingles, for providing the food donation. Everyone enjoyed the edible kind of “dogs.”
Kudos to JenGran Photography for providing a spring backdrop for gorgeous photos of dogs, children, family and friends, Shear Elegance of Madison for the doggie “spa treatments” and the Scholly Family of Buckhead for offering unique bandanas “just for the dogs.” GRR thanks StarStation AM-1250 WYTH, Dock 103.9 WDDK FM and z97.7 WMGZ for broadcasting the egg hunt to the listening audience. Thanks to the Morgan County Citizen for the ads and for covering the event.
Georgia Rescue and Rehab has the most terrific group of volunteers.
We couldn’t have had a successful event if we didn’t have so many who offered their time, efforts and expertise.
Their dedication is immeasurable.
Our biggest thank you goes to the community of dog-lovers who attended the event and offered their support and interest in GRR’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of our rescued animals in foster care, our therapy dog program, courtesy listings and our Pet Food Pantry through The Caring Place. We hope they enjoyed meeting and greeting the dogs we have available for adoption and are ready for their forever families.
We trust the dogs and their companions enjoyed the afternoon with us. After all, it is all about the dogs!
For more information about Georgia Rescue and Rehabilitation you can visit our Web site at www.garescueandrehab.com.
We always welcome those who might like to volunteer their time, no matter what your interest might be.
Georgia Rescue and Rehabilitation
PRINTED IN THE APRIL 16, 2009 EDITION