Rescue Parade 2006
Lucky 13th Annual Rescue Parade
by Jane Dempsey
Our weekend started off with our big raffle on Saturday, September 30th. Our wonderful hosts, the Burbank Kennel Club Dog Show put on a magical weekend with mild temperatures which kept all the exhibitors very comfortable. The show had lots of spectators and we had quite a crowd around the booth buying tickets from OESCA members Diane Reynolds and Karen Roth. Our thanks to the many raffle prize donors. As the groups started, it was time for the winning tickets to be pulled out of the cans.
OES Rescue dogs started arriving early Sunday morning, October 1st, 2006 for the parade. The camaraderie among the people and dogs was a sight to behold. There were discussions about grooming, obedience and living with Old English Sheepdogs in general. Our parade really brings out the Òying and yangÓ of the Old English Sheepdog world. Many people recognized others from past parades while others made new friends. We held a small raffle of OES items and had our sales table with our new Christmas cards.
Marilyn Mayfield, OESCA member presented the ribbons and posed for a photo with each OES rescue dog. We did have a few stragglers who arrived late due to our LA traffic jams but got to join in on most of the festivities. We are so grateful to our parade sponsors: General Cage, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karen, Cathy Wills, Garrison Financial and Andy Plisko and to OESCA members Marilyn and Kristi Marshall and Terry Kaufman who spent the weekend multi-tasking as raffle workers, ring stewards, presenters and photographers, thank you! thank you!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 14th Annual OES Rescue Parade of Southern California is September 30, 2007!