Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Party Hardy

It has been a busy few weeks.  So much so that I have been rather overwhelmed with all the projects on the go. Of course this doesn't mean the dogs have been abandoned or anything.  Last weekend we were able to take a breath and get to a great greyhound event.  Every year GPA-Nashville holds a summer picnic fund raiser to raise the money to treat dogs that break legs at the track, heal them up, and get them into homes.  The event is held at Centennial park in Nashville at the large pavilions.  They do a silent auction, have music and food, and of course sell greyhound goodies.  It was really nice to see people we haven't seen in a while and it is always a surprise to me, just how large the greyhound community is and how many people have come into our lives because of this group.

While at the picnic we learned of another special greyhound event.  The infamous "Lou"  of GPANashville was having a birthday party / fundraiser at Chilis on Tuesday night.  Ten percent of all sales from people associated with a GPA flyer was going back into the broken leg fund.  Now Lou is the perfect person to center such an event around as she has an infectiously happy personality, is extremely dedicated to the greyhound cause,  and is loved by all.  Seventy two people showed up to celebrate her birth and many donated directly above and beyond the Chilis' donation.  These happy get-togethers make me thankful that I have a connection to so many great people and also thankful for greyplay in that I don't have to wait 6 months to see at least some of them again.