|Shake off that cabin fever feeling with a lunch (and maybe a margarita or
two) at Vista Grande! Bring your supplies for Dogwood Animal Shelter.
There will also be a presentation by Jennifer Palasox and Jessica Hinton
from Bella Donna demonstrating makeup techniques for all of the lovely
The social portion of the luncheon begins at 11am. The business meeting
will begin at 11:30 with lunch at 12:00 noon. This month each attendee
will be ordering off the menu but a reservation is still required.
Each month Newcomers/Longtimers supports a local charity. This month
Newcomers/Longtimers will be helping to restock supplies for Dogwood
Animal Shelter. If you want to bring pet food please bring canned pate dog
food only as changing the animal’s diets can upset their stomachs.
Dogwood’s wish list includes hand sanitizers, bleach, beds, paper towels,
kitty litter, collars/ leashes, cleaning supplies, old towels and cash
donations that will be used to purchase food for the animals.
Volunteers have been the driving force behind Dogwood animal shelter
since its beginning. Through auctions and sales, a handful of dedicated
people raised enough money to build a small facility and in 1976, the
badly needed shelter was established as a 501(c)3. It was filled beyond
capacity almost immediately. From the start, Dogwood offered low cost
spays and neuters, and since 1997, when the board of directors declared
Dogwood a no-kill facility, it has steadily expanded that program. When
the long awaited new shelter facility, located near Osage Beach was built
in 2005, a spay/neuter clinic was included so that the surgeries could be
done on site.
Reservations or cancellations must be made no later than 6pm on the
Sunday, February 11. For reservations contact Sue Bleigh at 913-707-