The public is cordially invited to the "Two Dog Night" event to benefit the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at 21 Brix Winery on Route 20 in Portland.
This very "fetching" event will include tasting three samples of 21 Brix's superb wines, an auction of miniature ceramic dog pairs that have been uniquely styled by area artists and a welcoming reception featuring fabulous appetizers, snacks and yummy desserts.
The artists who creatively interpreted these pint-sized replica dogs have done so to support the foundation's efforts to enhance the hospital's upcoming Emergency Department renovation.
These captivating pairs will join other miniature canines to be auctioned off at the Oct. 18 Two Dog Night. The top couple are Cliff & Clair Huxtable fashioned by Holly Momberger. Also showing their best is American Pride, styled by Dottie Ost. View dogs on the Special Events page at www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org.
"Two Dog Night" is an artistic endeavor that not only duplicates Sailor and Canton, the large, cast-iron Newfoundland dogs on the front lawn that vigilantly watch over the hospital, but also contributes to the WMH Foundation's 2013 Campaign, which raises funds to purchase hospital equipment.
In addition, also available will be posters of Westfield landmarks for sale in two sizes: 16-by-20 inches for $20 and 11-by-14 inches for $10.
A major sponsor for the evening is Ruth Ann Raines of Westfield in honor of her 15-year-old dog, Jake. There still is time for anyone who also would like to be a sponsor to honor your dog or because you would like to support the foundation on its 35th anniversary.
The evening begins with a reception from 7-8 p.m. followed by the auction of the dogs from 8-9:30 p.m. Admission is $25 dollars per person.
In addition to the photo accompanying this invitation, the artists' miniature dogs to be auctioned can be found on the foundation's website, www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org. For further information or to submit a bid, call the foundation office at 793-2338.