2017 saw the addition of a new local event – The Southern Pines Public Library Community Volunteer Fair, held on September 10th. Thanks to Jackie Meyer, the PRC had an attractive booth and Jackie and Angela spoke with a number of interested volunteers. It was a worthwhile event.
September 16th and 17th, 2017, saw a team of volunteers manning the booth at the Moore County Kennel Club Show in Pinehurst. Ursula Walsh, a member of the PRC core team and our MCKC representative, always ensures we have a great spot under one of the main tents at the event. The PRC values its relationship with the MCKC which underwrites the funding for the PRC’s Speuter Story Contest in the schools.
The show is always a popular event with our volunteers, with many of them stopping by the booth to greet fellow committee members.
Jackie Meyer did a wonderful job coordinating us all. Our representatives included Christie Hartlove with Bonnie, Deb Fitzgerald, Ruth Craig, Marj Dwyer, Mary Lynn Carubba with Gigi, Amy and Lily Sawyer with Scout, Mary Smith, Ruth Holm with Gracie, Vicky Scofield with Leyna and Sequel, Nancy Mack, Diane Ingold, Tammy Foster, Barb Ross and Angela Zumwalt. That’s a lot of coordinating!
Our sincere thanks to the MCKC and all our volunteers who made our presence possible.
This year also saw one of our younger PRC volunteers, Emily Partain, actually participating in the Show. She won Dog and Best Owner and Handler Berger Picard with her dog, Ichih. She also won first place with her Collie puppy, Moana, in the 4 to 6 month old puppy class.
April 29, 2017, was another great year at Springfest in Southern Pines for the PRC. Jackie Meyer coordinated our wonderful team of volunteers in signing up new volunteers for the coming years. The presence of our booth also helped publicize our work in the schools and gave students visiting Springfest the chance to introduce us to their parents…… there was a lot of that activity this year! Sincere thanks to Diana Adair, Carol Beard, Cyndee Davis (with Bala and Katana), Linda Emerson, Deb Fitzgerald, Sherri Grantham, Nancy Mack, Martez Norris, Bev Powell (with Hogan), Judy Pund, Mary Ann Root, Barb Ross, Mary Smith, Carol Wilkinson (with Blue) and Angela Zumwalt.
On December 3rd, 2016, two and four-legged members of the PRC took part in our first ever appearance in the Southern Pines Christmas Parade. Spectators lined the route and we heard children shouting out acknowledging the PRC and looking for the therapy dogs that visited them in their classrooms. It was a great way to get our name “out there” and spread the message!