Friday, August 17, 2007

National Night Out

The Guide Dogs of Texas sponsored a neighborhood gathering at their headquarters in San Antonio last week. Their participation was part of a nationwide event called National Night Out. Below are some photos of the event. There were free items donated by Aetna and HEB donated a grill which was raffled. The proceeds of the raffle went to the local school library.
Ernie Landy, Volunteer Coordinator, stands by the display board that he created to explain the work of Guide Dogs of Texas.
Ernie and volunteer Wes Reimer grill hot dogs for attendees. Q 101.9 provided music for the event.
Puppy Raiser Mary Reimer and Mason were on hand to greet people. The blood mobile was available for those who wanted to donate blood. Donations are always low during the summer months.
Sarah Mumme, Apprentice Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, staying cool as she staffs the table to fingerprint and photograph children.

Sandy Merrill, Director of Training, prepares to donate blood.

Local children participated in sack races cheered on by Larry Gelvin, Puppy Raiser Supervisor.

The adults had their turn at the sack races. Though a bit less graceful than the children they still had fun and we enjoyed watching them.

Firefighters came with their truck but had to leave shortly afterwards to go on a call. A local policeman and Judge Karen Crouch also came to participate in the activities. It was a great night out for neighbors to get to know their neighbors and have a fun time together.

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