• Fun in the Sun at Fiesta Del Perro

    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The neighborhood and all of the neighborhoods in Monterey County arrived for the second annual Fiesta del Perro at Robert Down School on Pine Avenue in Pacific Grove. They came with their dogs, very large, medium and tiny. They came to participate in the parade, to sport their jaunty costumes, to listen to the wonderful sounds of the Wharf Rats, to eat hot dogs and more, and to visit each “vendor” who provided information about animal related services and goods. There was a bountiful silent auction and opportunity to buy raffle tickets for Will Bullas’s painting.

    It was a Pacific Grove Rotary event to benefit such activities as Smiles for Life, IHELP dinners, Polio Plus, Rotacare Clinic, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. There was a children’s art show, “fun” dog judging, a pet parade, demonstrations of agility by Motiv K9 Fitness, SPCA, D-Dog Agility, Zoom Room, and Dance-A-Bulls. .Major Sponsors: Rabobank, Coastal Canine Magazine, Carmel Holistic Vet Clinic, Cedar Street Times, Bryan Farm Equipment, Landi Court Reporters, Monterey Animal Hospital, Big Sur Marathon, and Quail Lodge Golf.

    With all of the canines strutting their stuff there was nary an altercation. It was a happy day, one that will be repeated, hopefully, in perpetuity because, as we have maintained Pacific Grove is Dog Capital USA, it simply hasn’t been discovered.

    The original painting created by Bullas for the poster was won by Frank Casas. The presentation was made on Tues., Oct. 7, at the Rotary luncheon meeting at The Inn at Spanish Bay. Casas then gave the painting to President Matt as his dog was featured in the art work.

    Jane Roland, Pacific Grove Rotary Club.

    Fiesta Del Perro Committee List – Matthew Bosworth, President PG Rotary, Jane Durant Jones, Jane Roland (PG Rotary – Co-Chairs Fiesta), Will Bullas, Carie Broecker, Steve Covell, Michael Krokower,  Kelly Lehrian, Don Livermore, Lindsay Munoz,  Mark Ragan, John Roland, Michele DeVaughn Tubman, Martha Wilcox. Ralph Porras, Superintendant of Schools, honorary committee member.

    (photos by Juliette Calandra Ferguson and Ken Cuneo)

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 10, 2013

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