Greyt Fall Gathering

October 4, 2003
Chateau de Sparky

What a blast everyone had at the First Annual Greyt Fall Gathering at Chateau de Sparky on October 4, 2003! Mark and Becki Denetz and the Galgo, Sparky, and his Whippet buddies, Toby and Eddie, were hosts at their home in McKinney to the numerous greyhounds and their people for hotdogs and hamburgers and other goodies, including, of course, treats for the hounds. The weather was a little warm for October, but at least it did not rain. Everyone enjoyed relaxing, socializing and eating.

The best part for the greyhounds was that they were able to run unleashed in the spacious yard with all their greyhound buddies. They enjoyed participating in the contests and were partial to the toys they won as prizes.

The GALT raffle and live auction helped raise additional funds for GALT's projects. The raffle and auction winners were:

  • Lewis Fields - Barbeque basket with chip and dip bowls
  • Jhon Estrada - Barbeque basket with Omaha Steaks hamburgers
  • Stephanie Lamoreaux - Dog basket
  • Kris Schuster - Double raised wooden feeding stand
  • Kelly Craven - Framed fawn Greyhound watercolor print
  • Chava Spirithorse - Dog bed and framed Greyhound print
  • Teddy Padden - Two Christmas stockings
  • Lewis and Kristin Fields - 2003/2004 Dallas Stars team autographed hat
  • Stephanie Lamoreaux - Four Texas Tornados tickets

Sparky's Guestbook was signed by:

John & Susie McQuade with Koka Mo, Katie Bonnet & Bob
Noel, Teddy & Lexie Padden with Stormy & Thunder
Marissa Merrill & Randy Shipp with Archie, Ranger & Lily
Kelly Craven & Mark Mastronardi with Boomer
Jim & Carol Arnold (Sparky's grandparents)
Karen Lee Fall & Craig Humphries with Ashley
Randy, Ryan & Jessica Whipple with Jordan
Rachel & Chris Duncan with Morris
Mike, Jane & James Gartenhaus with Liza
Rob & Holly Wright with Sadie
Melissa Cody with Rosie, Fancy & Winston
Jhon & Eddie Estrada with Maximus & Cleopatra
Everett & Beth Evola with Annie
Carol Doerr & Tom Pulley with Miss Cool & Zeke
Scott & Joann Young with Moonshine & Dana

Kris Schuster with Sophie
Denise Allen
Laura Hall
Suzanne Griggs with Taylor
Stephanie Lamoreaux with Jig
Sharon Ware (Jig's aunt)
JoAnn, Hal & David Womack
Carrie Ellis
Paul & Amanda Gilbert
Jason Carr with Altus
Kristin & Lewis Fields with Maverick
Ron & Karen Vomero with Pearl
Suzanne Cody with Fleet
Laura & Marinko Kimmer with Hank
Lisa Bengelsdorf with Cody & Mandy
Jenny Garrett

Whew! All the hounds were tired and ready for a nap in the car on the way home but already looking forward to next year's fun. Hope to see everyone next year.