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I’m so EXCITED!!!!

Wow! What a busy month March 2012 is. I can’t remember ever having this much going on at one time. I’m so buried – and so excited! Adoptions have been swift, too. I think everyone wants to own a greyhound in time for Dinner With The Dogs (DWTD). That will certainly be the jewel in the crown for FoG’s March. Meantime, there are other things going on, too.

Horses and Hounds – Our wonderful hosts in Lake Worth are throwing their third annual dog party fundraiser on Sunday, March 25th (2:30 – 5). This is a nice chance for us to get together with some of our Palm Beach County adopters who don’t get south too often. Click Here for the flyer with details. It’s always a wonderful day at their beautiful horse farm and Jane and Jeri are great hostesses. They’ll be doing doggie portraits again and our home-grown “dog show” is on again, too. We’ll bring a few adoptable dogs from the kennel, too. Maybe a few of you will fall in love and want to take another greyhound home. See you there!

Dinner With The Dogs – (DWTD) – We’re actually starting a separate webpage for all the details and information about the evening. Everyone and their greyhounds are invited to this dinner. If you did not receive your invitation, there will be one on the web page that you can print out and there is a response card with instructions on how to confirm your reservation. Click here for information, the invitation and RSVP card. Bring the neighbors! Bring the dogs! For a wonderful evening of wining & dining at the Woodmont Country Club. We’ll have great food, entertainment, neat auctions and raffles and you can bring the dog – – – for less than dinner at Applebees or Carraba’s! Make your reservations now. If you use the digital response card, you may fax it to 954-578-0107 to confirm your reservation, or mail it to Friends of Greyhounds, 2621 NW 105 Lane, Sunrise, FL 33322

I’ve been so busy and so short of help that I have not given the procurement of Silent Auction items for DWTD the attention it needs. After all, that’s going to be our income maker and FoG really needs to make this Fundraiser raise some serious funds. We have a few wonderful items and beautiful pieces of art but we really need more. We hope to have several hundred people at this event! If you can, please see if there is something you could donate (a fancy bottle of wine, a business service, art piece, gift card?) or perhaps ask at work if the company could share something. (We will send the appropriate thank yous, of course, and donations are tax deductible within the limits of the tax laws.) We will have raffles, too, so even smaller items are valuable. Nothing goes to waste with FoG! Call me (Michelle 954-937-9663) if you have questions or need me to pick something up.

In April, we will have one – possibly two – days of working the door at Publix in Coral Springs just before Easter. We’ll need volunteers for that as it is labor intensive but so very, very worthwhile.

And then April 20th to 22nd is the Pompano Seafood Festival – and this year it is re-located. Where we used to be was the north end of the show but it will now be the south side of the show as the beach is undergoing renovation. The new show layout is on their website: www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com Still a great show!