by Dennis Dalman
Remy the Wonder Dog will be the star attraction and honored guest at the 15th annual “Wine, Kibbles and Bids,” one of the two most important annual fundraisers for the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud.
The deadline to buy tickets for the dinner-and-auction is Tuesday, April 19. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 at the Gorecki Center on the campus of the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. There will be wine-tasting, beer-tasting, a gourmet-style dinner, a silent auction and music performed by Kelly Cordes.
Tickets can be purchased online via www.tricountyhumanesociety.net. Go to “Events,” then pull down to “Wine, Kibble, Bids.”
“Remy,” short for Remington, is the name given by the humane society to the yellow Labrador who miraculously survived being shot at close range six times a couple months ago by someone wielding a pellet gun in Avon Township. The dog suffered severe facial wounds and traumatic jaw-bone damage but managed to survive after surgery, thanks to prompt help by the humane society and veterinarians. Remy is still recovering but is doing fine.
Organizers of “Wine, Kibble and Bids” are still seeking donated items for the silent auction. They can include, as examples, gift baskets, gift certificates for time-share vacations, or retreats or tickets to sporting events, concerts or plays. Items can be dropped off until April 15 at the humane society in East St. Cloud during its office hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
The address is 735 Eighth St. NE near the St. Cloud Metro Bus bus garage. The Tri-County Humane Society’s phone number is 320-252-0896.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.