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2018 GRRAND Affair Casino Night

Mark your calendar for the 2018 GRRAND Affair!
Friday, November 9th, 6:30 p.m., at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

The GRRAND Affair is the largest fundraiser of the year and raises the majority of the operating funds for the following year.  We cannot continue our mission to rescue goldens and other needy dogs without your support.

Please check out all of the ways you can support the GRRAND Affair, and contribute to the ongoing effort to rescue dogs in need!  Visit the GRRAND Affair page to see how you can help!  We looking for:

  • Event Sponsors and Casino Table Sponsors
  • Silent Auction Items
  • Restaurant Gift Cards and Bourbon/Wine
  • Pictures of your rescued GRRAND dog for the slide show
  • Volunteers to assist during the event on November 9th

Volunteer Information:  We are seeking morning volunteers on November 9th to set up at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.  Event volunteers are also needed to assist with check-in, raffle ticket sales, silent auction, and check-out.  Please email Rachel Swope at rlswope2@gmail.com by October 15th if you are interested in volunteering.

Purchase GRRAND Affair Event Tickets!   Visit BidPal  or to GRRAND’s PayPal Ticketing purchase your tickets!  You may also print and mail the Event Ticket Request form.

Purchase Raffle Tickets!  

$2,500 CASH Raffle:  For a $25 donation, you will be entered in the CASH raffle to win$2,500.  Purchase your tickets through BidPal or print and mail the $2500 Raffle Ticket Request form.

iPhone X Raffle:  For a $10 donation, you will be entered in the coveted iPhone X raffle.  Purchase your tickets through BidPal or print and mail the iPhone Raffle Ticket Request form.

Winners to be announced at the GRRAND Affair event.  Winners do not need to be present to win.  KY Gaming Exemption No. EXE0000250




GRRAND Central Station Open House

Photo by Devon Hubbard Sorlie

It’s all smiles for Pamela Evans, left, Judy Carr and Ellen Leslie, right, during the GRRAND Central Station picnic Sept. 30. Dozens showed up to nosh on pizza, chips and salsa, take tours of the kennel and visit with the current kennel residents. Central Station was donated to GRRAND by Ellen Leslie, who operated it as Vine Crest Kennels for many years until her retirement in 2016. The facility has been renovated and available for GRRAND dogs since last summer.

Thank you to all who joined us at the GRRAND Central Station Open House!  What an incredible day it was.


GRRAND Kennel Donation