It's a new Party
On April 6th King Stark and Queen Lumkin will be sending their emissaries, Jillian Howell and Shannon Schuerman, to host a Painting party at Dabble Studio in Brentwood from 4 -8 pm. This is an awesome opportunity for fun and fellowship that will also help raise the money needed to put greyhounds on couches.
The image will be of a Winged Greyhound in oil on canvas. This project is designed to be easy enough for beginners, yet still allow creativity for more advanced artists. By the end of the party you will be taking home your very own 16" x 20" wrapped canvas oil painting ready to hang. Everyone had such a GREYT time at the event in December, don't miss out on this one!
You can bring whatever you wish to drink, and there will be an array of heavy hors d'oeuvres for noshing; but, feel free to bring your favorites to share with the other artists, if you would like.
Register by clicking the link below. Just $40 covers all the materials necessary to produce your masterpiece, an array of hors d'oeuvres, and $10 dollars will be donated back to GPA/N by Dabble Studio to help us put another greyhound on a couch. The room is only large enough to hold 45 people; so, reserve your seats quickly. Adults and well behaved children can all enjoy this activity.
Whether your previous painting experience involves a wall and a roller, or if Van Gough lost his ear because he was threatened by your upcoming talent, come on out and enjoy the fellowship of other Greyhound aficionados! Your King and Queen require it of you!
A special project
for our hounds can be costly, especially if a dog is chronically ill, has an extreme health crisis or is injured.
The Philmon family, who adopted Radio in September, is facing just such a crisis. So far, this Clarksville military family has spent $1,950 to date on their hound's care. Beginning in mid-January, Radio was losing weight, had diarrhea and abdominal pain. He was treated with fluids and penicillin but continued to decline. Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that is difficult to diagnose and can reoccur, was suspected but results were inconclusive. Radio got better after receiving doxycycline, a different antibiotic, but he's sick again. Following more tests, he is getting six additional weeks of doxycycline.
Building on the $250 that Lynnae VanDoren raised on Radio's behalf, GPAN is calling on the compassion of adopters like you to help Radio and his family by making donations to help cover his bills. An anonymous donor is kicking off this effort with a $200 donation. GPAN is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so donations through us can be included with donors' 2014 tax returns.
Checks should be made payable to GPAN Radio Fund and mailed to
GPAN, PO Box 1042
Goodlettsville, TN 37027
or labeled and left at a Meet & Greet
or directly through Paypal (using the link below).
Donations, up to the total of Radio's vet bills through April 30, 2014, will go to the Philmon family. Donations in excess of Radio's bills by the stated date will be set aside so that other adopters with extraordinary veterinary bills can request assistance. The details of this new program are being finalized. However, we wish to make sure that the Philmon family gets relief quickly.
It's a Shoe-in
Used Shoes Can Help the Hounds
Your old shoes (and those of everyone you know) can help the hounds. Through Funds2orgs, GPAN volunteers is collecting shoe donations. The shoes are sold to small businesses in disadvantaged places such as Haiti and Africa. There, they'll be cleaned, repaired and sold locally to help support families and sustain communities.
Any Shoe Will Do
Our goal is to collect at least 300 bags of shoes with 25 pairs in each bag for which we will receive $3,000. Doesn't matter the kind of shoe - penny loafers, kids' shoes, wingtips, golf shoes, sandals, sports shoes, dress shoes, even boots and flip flops. So tell everyone at work, your family, neighbors, and at school or church. To make soliciting shoes easy, put up this poster anywhere you can.
Funds2orgs has given us supplies so volunteers can rubber band or tie pairs of shoes together and package them in bags. When you have bags ready, leave them at your closest Meet and Greet or contact one of these volunteers: Kim Tormey, Saundra Thornton , Amy Moery, Kathy Hoersting, Sonjalyn Rine and Bonita Kimbrell. Bags of shoes also can be dropped at:
- Mailer's Choice - 1504 Elm Hill Pike (Donelson area)
- Wild Birds Unlimited - 806 Meadow Lark Ln., Goodlettsville (Rivergate area)
- Wild Birds Unlimited - Battlewood Shopping Center, 2176 Hillsboro Rd. (Franklin/Brentwood area)
- Wild Birds Unlimited - 2813 Bransford Ave., Nashville (100 Oaks area)
- Family Barbershop, 107 28th Ave N, Nashville (Centennial Park area)