Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications
Thanks to the great coordination skills of Activities Director Lisa Blaker and a generous donation provided by Dr. Robert J. Noto, V.M.D, owner of Memorial Veterinary Hospital, our home hosted a top-notch dog show for our Residents enjoyment on August 25 in honor of National Dog Day.
Now in its fifth year, the show included 18 furry little friends who strutted their stuff as they pranced down the sidewalk on our back patio to our pavilion in front of a crowd of nearly 90 Residents, family members, friends, Little Sisters and staff members.
The show began with each dog being introduced by Lisa. As he or she walked the runway to music provided by DJ Bill Roditski, Lisa also provided a brief biography about each of the participants. After all of the dogs had been presented, Father E. Francis Kelly, our chaplain, blessed all of the animals.
Following the blessing, doggie visits with the Residents, and an ice cream social, Palmer, whose name was drawn in our doggie raffle, won a beautiful prize basket of products Dr. Noto donated. Needless to say, Palmer’s owners, Monsignor Thomas Banick, Sister Dolores Banick, and Joseph Banick, were thrilled! And in keeping with his generous spirit, Dr. Noto also provided each dog with a box filled with toys and treats and a St. Francis of Assisi medal.
As you can see, with the help of many talented people, the day was a complete success.
We sure hope you enjoy the photos you see from the event as well as the photos which were published in The (Scranton) Times-Tribune on August 26. You can also check out the television news story about the show which aired on WNEP-TV 16 by clicking here.
Until Next Time,