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May, 2015:

Another Event Has Come and Gone

After many emails, phone calls, and meetings, another event has come and gone. Poof! All over and ready to meet the challenges for the next one. That’s what nonprofits do over and over again. Not only is it a challenge that an organization must fill to the best of its ability, but also an ongoing challenge to keep funding available to sustain the group/organization for another year.

The PUPS Event HHH Cover 2015Here are the results of many weeks of preparation in our “Home, Health & Happiness” fundraising event. Many thanks to all the people who made this possible, especially our sponsors: Cherish Paws (Jackson, Lytle & Lewis: Frankie Bennett); Signature HomeStyles (Brenda Landis); The Pampered Chef (Jenny Ward); Mary Kay (Sandra Zinger); Springfield Animal Care Center (Liz Spencer); Origami Owl (Janet Scott); Thirty-One (Tara Joseph); Wags N Wiggles (Laura Fazio); Plexus (Misti Smith); and Tupperware (Jennifer Ruhlen).

Also, congrats to Misti Smith, Plexus. She was the winner of our $1,000 Raffle Basket!

The PUPS Event Basket Winner Plexus 2015Here are more pictures from this fundraiser held at the Marriott, Downtown Springfield, Saturday, May 23rd.

The PUPS Event Speaker 2015

The PUPS Event Origami Owl 2015The PUPS Event Signature HomeStyle 2015

The PUPS Event Attendees in Room 2015

The PUPS Event Spring Cherish Paws 2015

PUPS Board Spring 2015

Thanks to a hard-working PUPS Board: (left to right) Dave & Dottie Smiddy, Carolyn Hayes, Stacey Picolo, Rosemarie Benning, Judy Benning, and Susan Pike

Kudos to our Program advertisers: Andy Richards (Jeff Wyler Chevrolet); Monte Zinn, Auto Consultant; Neal Kennels & Training Center; Ann Kallal (MaggieRossDogs.com); Mary Mann (PNC Mortgage); Woeber Mustard Company; Willow Group/Skalny Baskets; Buckeye PC Repair; Trupointe Farm & Home Store; Mumma Auctioneers & Realty; Armstrong Printing; and all sponsors of $1,000 Raffle Basket: Susan Pike; Helen Benning; Tom & Eileen Windon; Kroger’s; Christy McGregor; Collier’s Family Restaurant; Casa Del Sazon (Derr Road); Hidden Picture Treasure Books (Liz Ball); Woeber’s Mustards & Sauces; and Brenda Priest.

Door prizes: Oakwood Village & Bonnie’s Nursery

We appreciate the opportunity to promote the works of: National Trail Parks & Recreation / Central Bark & Woofstock for what they do here in Clark County, OH, and to The Ohio Pet Fund for all they do for pet protection nonprofit organizations all over the state of Ohio.

Thanks to The Courtyard Marriott and the beautiful day it was to showcase our downtown Springfield area.

Photos by: Bonnie Pugliese

Thanks to event volunteers: Brenda Priest and Lyn Hardman

The PUPS Event Marriott Outside 2015The PUPS Event Fountain Marriott 2015

The PUPS Event Mural Marriott 2015The PUPS Event Attendees Enjoying Outside Marriott 2015


Home Health & Happiness

Saturday is the day!

Hope you made arrangements for your tickets. Breakfast begins at 10:30 or so. We will have a fun day! Ends about 2-ish! Travel writer/photographer Anietra Hamper, Columbus, OH, is our keynote speaker with her presentation: “Your Someday Starts Now”.


Businesses participating:

Jackson Lytle & Lewis (Frankie Bennett); Springfield Animal Care Center (Liz & Chelsea Spencer); Plexus (Misti Smith); Tupperware (Jennifer Ruhlen); The Pampered Chef (Jenny Ward); Signature HomeStyles (Brenda Landis); Mary Kay (Sandy Zinger); Thirty-One (Tara Joseph); Origami Owl (Janet Scott); Wags-N-Wiggles (Laura Fazio)

basket items for spring raffle 2015

Raffle Basket valued at $1,000…winner will be drawn at the event.