+ The Tiffany dogs
With their aqua bows and capes coupled with their pearl leashes, Shyla and Jaci might as well belong to Tiffany’s. BT spotted the dogs at ARC’s Dog’s Night Out, at Saks. (Close enough!) Their owner, Teri Clark, shops for canine accessories at Pamona’s. Believe it or not, the dainty pearls are actually strung on steel, so these doggies won’t get away!
+ Tidbits …
Little rascals … Chris and Kirk Voelker rescued their dog, Lucy, about one month ago. Feeling inspired, Chris crafted and sewed Lucy an adorable blue cape in honor of her adoption. She also sewed a cape for her friend Kristi Dorman’s dog, Bailey. The group attended ARC’s Dog’s Night Out together …
Best dressed … Yours truly and Jackie Rogers were in charge of judging the best-dressed contest at Dream Makers Ball Saturday. Sheryl Vieira won best-dressed female, John Lee won best-dressed male, and Marianne LeBar and Michael Flanagan won best-dressed couple …
Cactus king … The cactus centerpieces, mariachi band and barbecue lunch at Goodwill’s 30th Anniversary Tribute Luncheon were inspired by outgoing CEO the Rev. Don Roberts’ being from Texas. For lunch, guests feasted on everything from beef brisket and corn bread to macaroni and cheese. Roberts was honored with a plaque made of Legos …
Happy birthday times three … Lee DeLieto, Anne Weintraub and Marianne LeBar all received birthday shoutouts at Dream Makers Ball ...
+ The tale of the squash blossom Necklace
Who knew a necklace could have such a story? Jerrine Grim wore a flashy necklace to High Tea at High Noon that caught BT’s eye. The piece is called a squash blossom necklace, and it was made by a 14-year-old Navajo girl. The necklace took first prize at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
The Quote Box
High Tea at High Noon
“I’ve gotta put my swagger in!” — Co-Chairwoman Judi Gallagher
AJC Civic Achievement Award Dinner
“It’s Diana, like Princess Diana, and lager, like beer” — Diana Lager
ARC Dog’s Night Out
“This is BoBo the Wonder Dog. He’s a dog that does tricks, except for right now. He’s overwhelmed” — Jorie Friedman
“This is Izod the tripod. He lost his leg three years ago. I borrowed him from K-9 Castaways and brought him out tonight to try and get adopted” — Alix Redmonde
Goodwill 30th Anniversary Tribute Luncheon
“All of you married men know who has the last word, but we clergymen get to do the benediction” — The Rev. Don Roberts
The Artful Lobster
“I’m Sophia Loren” … “Well then, I’m Dolly Parton” — Hobey Hinchman and Nelda Thompson
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