Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Events Recap

A puppy raiser and her new pup at the Oregon Fall Luncheon
Were you there? Did you love it? We're talking about our 11th Annual Oregon Fall Luncheon, held in early November at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The sold-out “friendraiser” had 330 guests and raised $60,000. Event proceeds benefit programs at our Oregon campus. The luncheon was emceed by GDB alumnus and Board member Morgan Watkins with his guide Will, and featured guest speaker Erin Rumer with her Guide Dog Provo. There was a special raffle where the Grand Prize was naming a GDB puppy, and as always, the highlight of the afternoon was the puppy delivery where puppy raisers were presented with their new charges. All in all, it was a fabulous day, and we hope that you can join us next year! To see all of the photos from the event, please visit our Flickr site at the following link: Oregon Fall Luncheon Photos.

Two puppy raisers and their pup at the Dogs on the Square event
Later in the month, The Corner Store on historic Sonoma Square hosted our 2nd Annual "Dogs on the Square" event where GDB supporters could shop and dine in support of GDB. The event featured special holiday merchandise; a book signing by Guide Dog puppy raiser and author Suzanne Woods Fisher; refreshments; complimentary wine tasting by Highway 12 Wines, and plenty of Guide Dogs and puppies! Thanks not only to The Corner Store, but to the following restaurants that participated by donating a portion of their sales from the evening to Guide Dogs for the Blind: Cafe La Haye, Della Santina’s Trattoria, Maya Restaurant, red grape restaurant. To see more photos from the event, please visit our Flickr site at the following link: Dogs on the Square Photos.


  1. We have gone to the Oregon Fall Luncheon for three years. Love it!

  2. Super cute picture of Ginger and her raisers!! Love that little dog!