August Events

By Terry Libro, MWCR President and Events Committee Chairman
Maia the Therapy DogThis year, ten MWCR volunteers and nine dogs descended on lovely Stockholm, Wisconsin to participate in the annual Dog Days of Stockholm on the shores of Lake Pepin.  The weather was perfect, the location shaded by tall trees, and the event well attended.

Pat Kessler of WCCO-TV in the Twin Cities was the master of ceremonies.  Numerous people and their dogs stopped at our booth to check out the merchandise, spin the wheel to win a prize, and to sample Kitty’s Gray Gables Farm turkey jerky treats for dogs.  One visitor from the nearby campground said her family schedules their camping trip to coincide with this popular event.  After the event, the MWCR volunteers stopped at dog-friendly Bogus Creek Café in Stockholm where we dined on the patio with our tired dogs by our sides.

Thank you to Arnie and Kitty Hilk with Tristan, Daphne, and Jackson; Cat Olund with Maui; Christina and Russell Sager with Nessa; Barb and Dave Gibson with Emily and Laddie; Robin Kashuba with Harley; and Mary Ann Statz with Cindy for making the trip to Stockholm.

Hope to see you there next year!

MWCR supporter Gail Koska with her ColliesAnother perfect day welcomed visitors to the Dog Days of Westonka in Mound, Minn.,  in late August.  The event, held in a park near the shores of Lake Minnetonka, always attracts numerous visitors, whether coming specifically for the event or checking it out after visiting the nearby Farmers Market.

MWCR supporter, Gail Koska, stopped by with her two gorgeous Collies to visit.  Pat from Maund Entertainment, which provided facepainting at the event, selected MWCR to be the recipient of donations from the facepainting this year.  Thank you, Pat!

Our Collies worked hard at the booth, as usual, and then rested on the grass behind our booth.  Even while taking a break, they attracted crowds of people who simply couldn’t resist our beautiful dogs.

Thank you to Kitty and Arnie Hilk with Tristan, Daphne, and Jackson; Judith Roggow with Phoebe; Robin Kashuba with Harley and Shelby; and Mary Ann Statz with Cindy for staffing MWCR’s booth.

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