Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tux joins our family

We have a new addition to our family. On a recent trip to the city for our anniversary, Jim and I went to look for a dog. We found our perfect guy at one of the shelters. We have named him Tux, short for tuxedo. From this picture you can see why. He is adapting well to his new home. On our first trip to the beach, he immediately jumped into the water. I am looking forward to swimming with him next summer. It has been a good decision to adopt an adult dog. No puppy training! He has all the basic training skills already and loves to please. He also loves to hug and cuddle. Which can be pretty awesome with this 85 lb. dog! Now we have to work on getting our cat Dusty to warm up to him. She is very wary and has stayed upstairs most of the time since we brought Tux home.
So what did you get for your anniversary? Why, a doggie!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Welcome to the Egmont Saloon!

Well, after much planning and hard work, the Egmont Saloon was open for one night only on November 21 at the Egmont Community Hall. This was a casino night fundraiser for the hall foundation fund.

All the local businesses were very supportive. They sponsored tables and donated some wonderful prizes for the High Rollers of the evening and the silent auction. All in all we raised over $5000 that night. Then Karen and Rick King of Madeira Marina pledged to match whatever we raised up to $10,000! So thanks to them, we raised over $10,000 in one night. After expenses over $7,000 will go into the fund.

The Club plans on starting work on the foundation next spring. Over the last 5 years we have raised $107,000 of the needed $115,000. Amazing for such a small town and a large project.