To the Editor:
The Dog Show on March 23rd went well. I want to thank the people for coming out and enjoying their wonderful dogs!
We have so many great helpers that are part of the production: Bill Heisel, our head judge and past president of the famous UPKC; Dick Lyman, our former master of ceremonies and Ringmaster, both of whom have been with us since the beginning in 1998; the show’s co-producer, Margo Freeman, (definitely the hardest worker on Boca Grande!); our new MC and ringmaster, Julian Keevil, who performed perfectly; our new addition to our judges, the president of the Boca Grande Womans Club, Marjorie Webb; the security force of Bill Thurner and Rollie Baer; the hard-working duo of Harold Wells and Dick Jones providing tonic for the crowd; Je-Je Pierce, Jo Brookhart, Nancy Ireland and Joe Head in charge of admissions; all the members of our backstage crew, including Ben and Weezy Scott, Mary Jo and Dave Wilson; Crinni Niles, Cici Ives, Amy Chessia and Eric Stamp, all of our “good shepherds” who keep order during the show; my good neighbor, Sally Allgyer who dutifully distributed all the show posters all over the island; Clair Burton and the Suncoast Humane Society; Ellen Bannin, who provided us with those wonderful Fromm Pet Food products; and the staff of the Lee County Community Center including Bob Green, Joe and David.
But most especially and above all, we thank those gorgeous, well-mannered (not an incident in 15 years) friends of ours who competed against each other.
See you in 2015!
Charlie FieldBoca Grande
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