This event will be a casual get-together to raise funds for the dogs at Golden Gateway. For this human-only event*, wear your plaid flannel shirts to keep you cozy! We’ll mostly be outdoors and inside our Adoption & Activity Center.
We’ll be awarding prizes for the Best Flannel Shirt and a prize for the Best Not-So-Pretty Flannel Shirt.
Gates will open at 2:00 p.m. for you to bid on Silent Auction items, play some games to win prizes, shop at Pap’s Place, and take your chances with our raffle. Auction and raffle items will suit everyone’s likes from dog- and food-themed items, travel, and so much more.
Boardroom Spirits will be on hand from 2:00 to 4:00 for you to sample their take on our event-themed signature drink, “The Flannel Shirt.”
At 4:00 the Silent Auction and raffle tables close. Our buffet dinner, catered by Tri-County Barbecue Catering, Inc, will begin. (Buffet dinner will be served to you as you walk through the line). We’ll entertain you throughout dinner with remarks from our Executive Director and staff… and we’ll also have a few items in a Live Auction that you will not want to miss!
After dinner, feel free to stay and visit with both old and new friends, listen to music, and gather round the fire pits!
Appetizers: Shrimp kebobs, veggies and dip, assorted meats and cheese, fruit kebobs.
Entrée selections: ¼ grilled barbeque chicken, pit beef BBQ, and vegetable lasagna.
Sides: Macaroni & cheese, vegetarian baked beans, grilled vegetables, coleslaw, and rolls & butter.
Dessert: Assorted cookies & brownies
Non-alcoholic drinks are included. Feel free to BYOB!
To make this event a big success, we need sponsors to help cover expenses (e.g., table, tent, and chair rental etc.). Sponsorships will be displayed on our website, Facebook page, and at the event.
$500.00: Gold Leaf Sponsor
$250.00: Furry Flannel Sponsor
$100.00: Pick-of-the-Patch Sponsor
$50.00: Let’s Get Toasty Sponsor
Gold Leaf Sponsor:
William & Vanessa Murray, In memory of super mentor, Kirby
Barbara Bennethum, In loving honor of my 16-year-old Golden Retriever, Golda Jane Bennethum
*Your doggies will be welcome to attend our Annual Reunion event on October 30th and of course, we’ll have several DVGRR dogs that are available for adoption making an appearance.