What a day! We hope everyone that attended had a wonderful time!
The weather was perfect so lots of beagles and their owners were able to take advantage of the sunshine and spend time outside. The beagle games were always busy. This year both dogs and humans enjoyed massages! We saw alot of very calm dogs and people!!
The Beagle Cafe was back and in full swing by noon. We don't know who had more fun eating pizza - the humans or the beagles! We lost count of how many pups tried again this year to talk their owners into giving them a bit of their pizza. The looks we saw beagles giving their owners had us all laughing!
When people came inside, they heard great 80's music and many times if you looked around, you could see people talking and dancing in place. When they weren't dancing in place, they were buying raffle tickets to try and win great baskets, bidding on silent auction items, getting their pup's nails trimmed, shopping for their pups, having pictures taken, learning about our Sensational Senior Beagle program and learning about our upcoming fundraising efforts. Oh, and did we mention they were eating cake?
The Board of Directors of B.O.N.E.S. extends special thanks to Robin Brousseau, who again this year took on the responsibility of planning and executing this wonderful day. Robin spends between 75-80% of her year planning this event. We are in awe of her creativity! She outdid herself this year with Bark to the 80's theme. She creates all the marketing pieces and props to support the theme. These include things like the signs that you see everywhere around the Bash, labels and tags for the raffle baskets, posters for the walls, name tags, Silent Auction sign-up sheets, etc. She also encourages volunteers to donate raffle baskets and manages to secure wonderful silent auction items. We are in awe of her!
The Board also thanks everyone who volunteered to help prior to and on the day of the Bash, and donated raffle basket(s) and silent auction items. Without our wonderful volunteers, this day could not happen.
And most of all, the beagles thank you! This is a major fundraiser for B.O.N.E.S., and helps us continue our mission to help all the New England beagles in need.
If you couldn't make this year's Bash, we hope to see you next year!!!