Bling 4 Bones celebrates Youngwood-based animal shelter's 1,000 adoption
We've all seen photos of celebs and socialites like Paris Hilton accessorizing with sunglasses, jewelry and a little teacup pooch peeking out of a designer bag.
Guests at the Aug. 13 Bling 4 Bones jewelry bash were invited to do likewise by purchasing some pretty things and then adopting a pet from the evening's host, The Animal Friends of Westmoreland.
Board president and founder Candy Nelson introduced the crowd at Ferrante's Lakeview in Hempfield to Lola, a Chihuahua-Pekingese mix who was rescued first from a “deplorable” home and then from a kill shelter. The buff-colored fur ball has limited vision, Nelson said, but is “a very kind soul.”
Animal Friends also used the occasion to celebrate the adoption of the 1,000th pet from the Youngwood-based no-kill shelter, which was founded in 2006.
Among the sellout crowd of more than 250 was 50th-birthday girl Kristine Hoffer, surprised with a ticket by Ligonier-area friends and family including Gerry Hoffer, Mike andTammy Hoffer withQuinley, Kathy Mileca, Lorraine Hillman, Carol Nicely, Kathy Fether andChristine Surma.
Also, Kary Coleman, Grace Alfery, Gretchen Tropeano, Michael Schultheis andStacey England, Carol Tullio, Vicki Morgan, Becky Keener, JoAnn Ridilla, Shelley Walor, Lynn Salandro, Bonnie Schade, Sandra McCarthy, Rita Balogh, Doris Santone, Linda Kowalewski, Lisa Cole, Sally Arthurs, Mary Jane Theis, Marcia Romanik, Helen Long, Sherry Vecchetti, Andrea Palmer, Tawnie Stahl andTerri Rayes.
Seen working the floor were shelter manager Robin Stewart and volunteers Tammy Marshall, Brandy Hann, Jen Wylie, Holly Marnell, Kate Posega, Diane Swank, Carol Yorty andJoyce Alvarez.
— Shirley McMarlin
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Sestak kicks off U.S. Senate campaign — with a couple missteps
- Court rules Steelers must pay Okobi workers comp
- 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
- Penguins need trade-deadline acquisitions to bring toughness
- Elizabeth Township, McKeesport impacted by ice jam on Youghiogheny River
- PennDOT alerts drivers to numerous road closures due to flooding, debris
- Shania’s first tour in 11 years includes Pittsburgh stop
- Owner of Strip District nightclub Ivy agrees to close after shooting
- Police: Suspect in 1970 cold case homicide of 17-year-old dies days before charges filed
- Blue Jays’ Martin has ‘nothing but praise’ for former Pirates teammates
- U.S. clears police officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force