Fifth Anniversary Champagne Brunch
It was a beautiful day for a party!
On October 23, a sunny fall day, the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of Creature Comfort Pet Therapy was held at Brooklake Country Club. There were 230 people in attendance for this Champagne Brunch as we honored co-founders Joan Baer and Annie Murphy for their dedication and hard work to establish CCPT. As guests arrived, they were greeted by therapy dogs Molly, Gracie and Charlie and their owners Carol, Ro and Mary. The event was a huge success with delicious food and champagne, lovely harp music by Kristy Chmura, beautiful floral designs by Mercedes Cooper, enticing silent auction and raffle items, a moving tribute to CCPT by Mary Ann Comparetto about her daughter Laura, and a funny and gracious presentation by Joan and Annie. A creative video, “The Pet Therapy Force Awakens,” by Stan Oakes and Steven Herz showed snippets of the history of CCPT. Students from Montclair State University led my Colleen Daly Martinez from Rutgers University volunteered their time to keep things running smoothly. Elayne Wishart volunteered her talents to document the day in the wonderful photos which you can view in the slide show(coming soon).
As the major annual fundraiser, this year’s Champagne Brunch was the most successful to date thanks to the generosity of Sponsors, attendees and other donors who supported it. Those funds will be used toward maintaining the quality of the work we do and spreading the mission to those in need. We are grateful to the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents toward preparing for the day especially the Planning Committee: Bonnie Ashe, Joan Baer, Janis Borbas, Rona Edelman, Merynda Fuellhart, Marissa Fuellhart, Sue Heffernan, Steven Herz, Kathy Kloos, Marcia Lederman, Kim Levy, Lynn Livingston, Maureen Placa, Susan Smith and Chris Spina.
Thank you to the Board, staff, all the volunteers (2 and 4 legged) and the facilities that make the mission of CCPT a reality.
P.O. Box 872, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
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