November & December 2013
This year's Holiday for the Hounds was a smashing success! For three weekends in November and early December, hundreds of people came together to visit with their GALT buddies (human AND canine), reunite with former foster greyhounds and shop for holiday gifts for friends and family. Some of us even managed to find a few things for ourselves that we couldn't live without – like GALT's 2014 calendar and some new apparel, jewelry and other items. When we weren't shopping or catching up with friends, we were sampling the many delicious snacks and refreshments provided by GALT.
As usual, the photos with Santa were very popular. Many thanks to Santa Charles and Santa Lin for posing with the hounds and their humans. And a big THANK ROO to Mark Nardecchia of Shagly Pet Photography for serving as this year's official GALT photographer.
Congrats to all of the big winners in the raffle drawings! We had some wonderful prizes this year and really appreciate all of the support from auction donors and those who purchased raffle tickets. In addition, we were pleased to have Holly Goodlet at our event again this year, offering her beautiful hand-made collars and other doggie goodies for sale. Holly – "The Momma" of Spot, Bully, Nelson and several other greyhounds -- always donates a generous portion of her proceeds to GALT, and we truly appreciate her support.
And what can we say about our fabulous volunteers? It takes a lot of people to set up the store, assist with sales and tear down everything after the event. GALT is blessed to have such a huge army of dedicated volunteers who are willing to pitch in for fundraising events like this every year. We literally could not pull off these events without your help. This year's Holidays for the Hounds helped raise significant funds to help defray GALT's medical, boarding and other expenses. Thanks once again to all of the shoppers, vendors and volunteers who made it all happen!