Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Reporting from P.A. and Chicago

The new home of Main Line Animal Rescue.
Main Line Animal Rescue's Wag' N Train Circles a Huge Success!

Starring ... Jack Russell Crowe and Renee Zellwagger — from the Producers of "Cat Ballou" and "How the Westie was won ..."

Nearly 600 loyal supporters joined Main Line Animal Rescue's Wag 'N Train, for the first annual fundraising event at Pickering Meade Farm, the shelter's new home in Chester Springs, PA.

The event's Wild West, Denim Casual theme set the stage for a fun party designed to raise "... buckskins and horse cents ... greenbacks and gold nuggets ..." to help MLAR's "... orphans and desperados saddled with bad luck."

Wag 'N Train treasures were generously donated by many of the area's finest vendors, eating establishments, businesses and special friends to MLAR. The funds raised will go toward the cost of veterinary care, grooming, food and overall operating expenses, as the very best "home on the range" is found for each animal in MLAR's care.

Every year, the organization rescues and re-homes hundreds of unwanted companion animals. MLAR receives national attention as the organization's founder, Bill Smith, continues to bring attention to the plight of animals facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters and creates billboard campaigns aimed against commercial breeders to help educate the public about puppy mills. Through its many friends and supporters, MLAR is making an importance difference in the care of all companion animals.

Main Line Animal Rescue
Box 89
Chester Springs, P.A. 19425
Middy Dorrance and Tim Boylan
Jock Hannum, Franny Abbott, and Bob Legnini
Carolyn Newton, Christine Martinelli, and Barbara Gilbert
Dr. Alan Kelly and Betty Moran
Doug Newbold, Lois and Michael Haber, and Helen Smith
Bill Howard, Anne Moran, Neil Davis, and Lyn Howard
Matt Hamilton
Bill Smith, founder of MLAR
Pat Reeser
Theresa and Jeffrey Baena with Susan Burch
Brooks and Theresa Adams
Drew and Nina Saunders
Rob McMenamin, Tom Gordon, and Ian Gordon
Deb Hankins, Francine Diggs, and Mary Remer
Charlie Brown and Betty Moran
Bob Burch and Carol Atterbury
Roger Bennett and Dr. Stephanie Bennett
Caroline Moran
Rikki and Jesse Saunders
Cody Abbott
Franny Abbott and Kevin Johnson
Nick Vlaisavljevic, Lisa Natalizio, and Robert Polay
The Honorable William H. Lamb and Patricia Lamb
Bill Smith and Francine Ingersoll
Joan Hendricks VMD PHD, Barry Stupine, and Betty Moran
Wade McDevitt and Wendy Brown
Women's Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago hosted Club Cabaret at The Casino, Chicago’s popular private venue, with a performance by world-renowned cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci. Moet & Chandon provided the Champagne for cocktails and Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc and 2004 Napa Valley Merlot was served with dinner. Special guest sommelier Scott Tyree was on hand to elaborate on the available wines in the Cult and Collectible Wine Auction.

The Women's Board comprises over 90 members who have made a strong commitment to supporting RIC and its mission of helping people return to productive and independent lives. In addition to fundraising, members support the special programs through direct service volunteering, offering their skills and abilities to meet specific needs.
Anne Kroemer
Kim Moore and Zig Smith
Liz Stiffel
Mary Ellen Connellan and Diane Thomas
Dr. Joanne Smith and Leslie Kennedy
Jeff Sharp and Diana Hall
Trish Lear and Gioia Dilibuto
Sophie and Jon Bross with Laura Davis
David and Barbara Speer with Charles and Lisa Tribbett
E. Barry and Traci Mansur
MJ and JB Pritzker
Marilynn Thomas and Andrea Marcovicci

Photographs by Mary Hunt Davis
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