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Greyhound Gala

August 6, 2010

By Brianne Harrison

What better time than the dog days of summer to throw a Greyhound Gala to raise funds for Greyhound Friends of New Jersey? On August 21, animal lovers and Greyhound Friends supporters will gather at the Somerset Elks Club for an evening that will feature a buffet dinner, raffle, silent auction, musical entertainment by Don DelSignore & the Kick Back Band, and a performance by magician/comedian Mike Spade.

This year, there’s been a little extra support from one community member: a young up-and-coming artist, Jeremiah Linton of Haddon Heights, has designed a logo for the event that pays homage to the dogs and the entertainment at the heart of the evening. The drawing will grace the event’s programs, as well as T-shirts and mugs available for sale.

The Gala will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Maria Lutz at or 732.521.8330.

If you can’t make it to the Gala but still want to help out GFNJ, the shelter is holding its 5th Annual Scotch Bowl at the Holiday Bowl Bowling Alley in Oakland this Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets include the Scotch Bowl and a buffet dinner. There’ll also be tricky tray prizes, a 50/50 and a grand prize raffle. Tickets are $60 per team or $25 for non-bowlers and can be purchased at Rusty’s Pet Place Supply in Ringwood.

In other news…

Eleventh Hour Rescue is hosting its 5th Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make your own sundaes, treat a four-legged friend to some Frosty Paws, and help raise money for homeless animals. There will be an agility course, games, keepsake photos, a 50/50 raffle, Ask the Trainer, a Candyland-themed costume contest, dog caricaturist, food tent, and raffles. Dogs get free Frosty Paws; humans are $4 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. 114 Beach St., Building 5, 2nd Floor, Rockaway. For more information, visit


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