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SASSYfund – Fourth Annual Project Poochie

The fourth annual Project Poochie featured 50 shelter alumni dogs strutting the runway on October 14th, in designs from Diane VonFurstenbone, Barktoria’s Secret, Yves St. Bernard, and many more. Proceeds from Project Poochie benefited the SASSYfund, which helps realize the financial burden that unscheduled pet expenses can cause for seniors on a fixed income. 

Additional photos featured in the December 8th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Elaina G Photography

Stella Harrington as Eloise with Taiwan Risen Rose Wagstaff as Diane Von Furstenbone; owned by Star and Tim Wagstaff
Stella Harrington with Taiwan Risen Rose Wagstaff
Front Row Betsey Moreland, Dee Dee Arnold, Connie Smart, Cynthia Sifers Back Row Susan Archer, Jan Lane, Kay Beck, Joan Rivers (Denis Hansen), Marie DeMuth Bella Foote with Abby Dillingham as Ruff Lauren; owned by John and Nancy Dillingham
(Seated) Betsey Moreland, Dee Dee Arnold, Connie Smart, and Cynthia Sifers (standing) Susan Archer, Jan Lane, Kay Beck, Dee Hansen, dressed as Joan Rivers; and Marie McMorris Bella Foote with Abby Dillingham
Raleigh Pierce as Mondo in Bark toria’s Secret; Laura Pierce First Row Jean Wagner; Back Row Jill Wagner, Robyn Wagner, Mary Stitt
Laura Pierce snapped a picture of Raleigh Pierce. (Seated) Jean Wagner (standing) Jill Wagner, Robyn Wagner and Mary Stitt



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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

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