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        VOL. 21  NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2019

      Mary’s Shelter Luncheon A Sold-Out Success!

      By Jackie Holfelder
         Mix together equal parts of inspiring
      success stories, warm and wonderful
      hosting by WPTV NewsChannel 5’s Kelley
      Dunn, fabulous fashions and amazing
      auctions and what do you get? Mary’s
      Shelter Ninth Annual Fashion Show and
         This year’s sold-out event took place on
      January 22 at Willoughby Golf Club and
      was a solid hit!
         Three different resident and graduate
      moms talked about the difference that
      finding Mary’s Shelter had made in their
      lives. The faith-based nonprofit prepares
                                            Gerry Murray, Jan Lindsay (founder of Mary’s Shelter)   Mary Beth Zipsir and luncheon host
      Mary’s Shelter Luncheon on page 3     and Linda Allard                                 Kelley Dunn                    Paula Hundt and Cher Fisher
      Paws And Claws Gala Raises Record Amount

         Supporters of the                              gala and Elliot Paul returned
      Humane Society of the                             as the live auctioneer. Many
      Treasure Coast came                               guests dressed  in  coastal
      through in a huge way,                            cocktail attire to go along
      raising a record amount –                         with the theme, participated
      more than $265,000 – at                           in silent and live auctions,
      this year’s Paws and Claws                        and danced to the sounds of
      gala. All  proceeds  benefit                      NuVibe Entertainment.
      the Palm City shelter’s                              “This event not only
      homeless, abandoned and                           raised a record amount for
      abused animals.                                   us, it also helped to increase
         Themed Salty Dogs and                          awareness of shelter animals
      Cat-A-Marans, 240 people                          and  their  needs,” said
      attended the event, which  Julie and Carl Fischer of   Humane  Society  of  the
      was held at the Hutchinson  Carl’s Buick GMC      Treasure Coast President
      Shores Resort and Spa  in                         and CEO Frank Valente.
      Jensen Beach. The Paws and Claws gala is the region’s      Valente also shared
      signature animal welfare gala and is responsible for   that the humane society
      helping more animals in need than any other event along
      the Treasure Coast.                               Paws And Claws Gala       Cochair Jennifer Campbell, Sarah Ralicki, Susie Marsh, Victoria Padden and Cochair Katie
         WPTV/WFLX reporter Meghan McRoberts emceed the   on page 4               Astras with mermaids Bridgette Earney and Julia Caruso
      The Fur Seasons Raises $10,500 For Shelter Animals

         Dogs and their owners came out in droves for The Fur   the multi-dimensional lure/
      Seasons’ Run Fur Fun event, presented by Apex Pavers and   obstacle courses.
      Pools. Now its third year, more than 1,000 people attended      Additional  activities
      and all together helped raise $10,500 to benefit the shelter   included expert dog trainer
      animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast in Palm   Laurie  Volpe’s No Jump
      City.                                             Clinic and movies that
         Eighty dogs cooled down by swimming and splashing   featured dogs as the stars.
      around in a bone-shaped pool at The Fur Seasons Resort for   The humane society also
      Pets, an 8,000-square-foot luxury doggie day care and dog
      and cat boarding facility in Stuart. Another 250 dogs ran   The Fur Seasons on page 2

                                                                                 It was a dog day afternoon of fun for dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds as they ran the lure/
                                                                                 obstacle course.
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