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Tales & Tails Gala
October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM| $250
The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence will host the 21st Annual Tales & Tails Gala on Saturday, October 14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. Last year’s event raised more than $468,000 to help Canine Companions place assistance dogs, free of charge, for people with disabilities.
The event includes an evening of celebration and storytelling to honor the unique connection between canines and their companions. Attendees will dine on delicious Southern cuisine and enjoy complimentary beer and wine, watch canine heroes demonstrate their extraordinary talents and hear an inspiration story of one dog’s extraordinary journey from puppy to hero.
ENTERTAINMENT: Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman – award winning songwriters from Nashville. They have written sixteen number one songs between them and have entertained audiences all over the country.
WHY: The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for Independence opened on July 4, 2000. It has provided more than 450 assistance dogs for adults and children with disabilities and has more than 200 volunteer puppy raisers. Canine Companions assistance dogs are provided free of charge, though costs exceed $50,000 to breed, raise train and provide ongoing support.
Major event sponsors are Rosen Shingle Creek, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, SunDance Marketing Solutions, MLB Creative, Paul and Mary Jacobs, Nancy and Jeff Baumann, Anne Gittinger, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts, Wayne Densch Charities, World of Beer, Coca-Cola Florida, Frank Santos and Dan Dantin, Megan’s Moving and Harris Rosen Foundation.