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NOLA City Bark’s Celebrates '101 Donations'

Mary Ann Cardinale, Dr. Chris Fabacher and Dessa Giffin

Photographed by Jeff Strout

NOLA City Bark threw its third annual “101 Donations” fundraising event on Saturday, August 24. The Arbor Room and Popp Fountain of City Park were festively decorated to fit this year’s theme of “101 Donations Goes South of the Border.” Rachel and Herb Dyer of the Velvet Cactus were there to serve their delicious margaritas thanks to the organization efforts of chairs Jackie Shreves and Sue Guarisco. Patrons could also enjoy Mexican food and other libations though Louisiana Specialty Drinks while dancing to live music provided by appropriately named bands The Fleas and The Prescriptions.

The money raised at “101 Donations” went to help fund updates to the NOLA City Bark dog park, such as the addition of a gazebo, among other general maintenance costs. Although the dogs will surely appreciate the improvements to the park made by the generous donations of their owners, only two-legged guests were allowed to enter this party. Some of the guests included CEO of NOLA City Bark Bob Becker and NOLA City Bark Board chairwoman Mary Ann Cardinale. Even though the pets that will benefit from this fundraiser can’t say so, the excitement they will show at the refurbished dog park will be thanks enough to the patrons.

Event at a Glance

What: Third annual “101 Donations,” benefiting NOLA City Bark
When:  Saturday, August 24
Where: The Arbor Room and Popp Fountain of City Park

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