On June 23 & 24, 2006, ESSCLI – Rescue manned a boutique table at the Eastern English Springer Spaniel Specialties in Warwick, Rhode Island. A number of people from our organization helped staff the table throughout the weekend, helping to make it a very successful event. Our new rescue apron made its debut there and was a big success. You can now see the apron on the boutique page of this website.
Showing their support for rescue (and doing double duty at the Eastern raffle table) were Beckie Hansell, of Ambler, and Carol Ziegler of Huntingdon Valley, PA accompanied by Penny, Carol Pinkans of Colonie, NY with Will and Grace; Jim LaMarque and Whoppa of North Yarmouth, Maine; Jim Hamilton, a supporter of rescue from Middletown, NJ; Diane and Doug Richardson and Guiness (always supporting us !), Wil Pelchat, his wife, his daughter Wendy and her husband, Chad Brinkman. Will was an invaluable help to Nanci LaMarque and Carol Hamilton while they were preparing their Springers to compete in the breed competition on Saturday.
A number of the volunteers spent the night at the show and joined the dog show participants at the Friday night banquet. It was a very nice night for rescue. Whoppa Gillespie of Bordeaux, Maine’s rescue representative, received an award for achieving his Canine Good Citizen award (CGC). Whoppa’s mom is Nanci LaMarque, our adoption/surrender coordinator.
Cynthia Gilliland’s, Charles, received an award for completing his rally title. Charles was adopted from ESSCLI-Rescue on June 21 1998. Charles, is the most titled adopted rescue dog in ESSCLI. AND our newest member of the volunteer staff, Becky Hansell won the evening’s raffle… A lovely Springer afghan.
We thank you all for helping out… this has recently become an annual event and the bigger it has gotten, the more help we have needed. You all helped make the weekend fun and profitable for rescue. Thanks!