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Sponsors dig deep to boost CGHS picnic

More than 80 individual and corporate sponsors are digging deep to boost the Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA’s Summer Paw Picnic.

The event, a major fundraiser for the Humane Society, takes place Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waldorf Thoroughbred Farm in North Chatham.

Festivities include wildlife demonstrations, tours of the thoroughbred barns, activities for children, and a live arts and antiques auction. Good Food Catering will be serving up a lavish picnic lunch, with wine, as well as beer from Chatham Brewery.

At 4 p.m. a concert by entertainment legend David Cassidy rocks the skies

“None of this could happen without our generous sponsors, who make it possible for us to help over a thousand abused, abandoned and neglected animals again in the coming year” says CGHS President Ron Perez:

Perez also thanked hosts Dr. Jerry and Darlene Bilinski for again opening the gates of Waldorf Farm for the picnic.

Topping the ranks of sponsors at the $2,000 “Best in Show” level are Hollie Adams and Greg McEldowney; the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation; Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione & Quinn P.C.; Chathams Small Animal Hospital & Equine Medical Center; Michael and Elaine Gruener; the New York Racing Association; Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation; Towne, Ryan and Partners P.C., Attorneys; and Martin and Lisa Zaretsky.

Supporting the picnic at the $1,000 “Best of Breed” level are George J. Korinek and Gisela Marian; Gary and Jennifer Contessa; and Jennifer Ricketts.

$500 “Blue Ribbon” supporters include Abigail Hartmann Associates; Equine Clinic at Oakencroft; First Niagara Bank; Maureen Hess and Tink; Peter and Diane Hogan; Kinderhook Bank; Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Patten Family Foundation; Kimberley A. Peregrim D.O.; Richmor Aviation; Edward P. Swyer; Taize’ Shepherd Kennel/Charlene Marchand; and Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic.

 “Red Ribbon” sponsors at $250 are Copake Veterinary Hospital; Cross Creek Farm; Chris Gibson for Congress; Robert Gibson Esq.; Lorraine, Mark and Wally Emerick in memory of Buster; Main Care Energy; Kleeber Insurance Services; Robert and Bonita Loyche; Margaret Ann Ricketts, Danielle Sand VMD and Tip Top Furniture.

Wearing the “White Ribbon” for their $100 contributions are Callander’s Nursery and Landscape Design Services; CGM Construction; Columbia Physical Therapy PC; Concra Appraisal Associates; Jennifer Clark Donoghue; Jane Beaven; Dairy Queen, Ghent NY; ESAC Appraisers-Consultants; First Fuel & Heating; Annie MacPherson; Mountain View Masonry & Landscape Supply; Nassau Veterinary Clinic; Alan & Betsey Grupp; Gayle Skluzacek; Guterman, Shallo & Alford PLLC; In Memory of Kenneth and Frances Kromer; Lili and Loo; Laura Manchester and Chok Dee; Meissner’s Auction Service; MetzWood Insurance; ; Joe and Eileen Micheli; Ron Perez; Shed Man; Scheriff Electric; Phyllis and Jack Sheriff; Harriet Shur; Steiner’s Sports; Terra Farm; Trinity Kennels Dog Boarding; Wolfe’s Nursery and Yonder Farms.

The “Award of Merit” recognition goes to Cara+Miko; Carol’s Country Canines Dog Grooming; Furniture Plus; Gina’s K-9 B+B; Bank of Greene County; Hall Construction and Landscaping; Harry R. Hicks; Charles Kleinbaum; William J. Kowalski DC; Lavender Paw Dog Grooming; Muriel Marchand; Out of Hand Press; Debbie Serino/Paw and Order Pet Sitting; Shaolin Self Defense Center of Hudson; Thoma Tire; and Vom Garringer German Shepherd Dogs.

Tickets are $70 in advance, $80 at the door; children under twelve, $10. For advanced sales online via PayPal, call (518) 828-6044, ext. 101.

Waldorf Farm is at 89 Waldorf Road, off State Route 203 in North Chatham. For detailed directions, call the number above or visit www.cghs.org/event/2011-summer-paw-picnic.

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