Thank you to everyone who attended the Collie Frolic on Sunday. Approximately seventy people with their gorgeous dogs attended the event. Several people spent many hours driving to the Twin Cities, including MWCR Vice President Sarah Rebernick who drove from Milwaukee with one foster dog and returned with a different foster dog; Monty and Veronica Witt drove with Yogi and Joan Tadisch from the Green Bay area with six collies in the van! The weather cooperated with showers before and after the event, and sun periodically during the event.
The MWCR Collie Frolics are a time for collies to play and people to visit. The dogs loved running between the indoor and outdoor play areas. Linda Riegger, with the assistance of Doug Jurcich, organized several games to show off the talents of our four-legged friends and their families. Several foster dogs came to play with the MWCR alumni collies and all did well. At least one collie met his forever Mom at the Frolic.
Children often attend the Collie Frolic, and this year we welcomed our youngest attendee ever – adorable 3-week-old Allie Sager. MWCR members Christina and Russell Sager are the proud parents and MWCR members Donna and Dennis Sager are the proud grandparents. Allie will grow up surrounded by many sweet Collies.
Thank you to everyone who made donations to MWCR, participated in the prize drawings, and purchased the new MWCR shirts and caps designed and made by Yogi and Joan who donate the proceeds from the sales to MWCR. Thank you for visiting with Alan Michael (Reiki for pets), Kathy Grimes (animal communicator), and Kitty and Arnie Hilk (Gray Gables Farm doggie treats, jam, and bath products) who also donate their proceeds to MWCR.
Hats off to our Events Committee (Barb Gibson, Cat Olund, Catherine Loveridge, Judith Roggow, Kitty and Arnie Hilk, Linda Riegger, Mary Ann Statz, and Robin Kashuba) for planning a great event and to numerous volunteers, such as Marian Ridge, Doug Jurcich, Dave Gibson, Rachel McAninch, KJ Norman, and Ryan and Jordan Lind for helping at the event.
The next MWCR Collie Frolic will be held on Sunday, October 4, in Madison, Wis. Watch for more details on this fun event. Hope to see you there! – Terry Libro, MWCR President and Events Committee Chair.