Fundraiser for K9 Care Montana and Wounded Warrior Project is Saturday

Veteran Wade Ingraham and his K9 Care Montana service dog, Sapphire, will be in Valier this weekend for the fundraiser at Froggie’s Bar and Grill.

It’s time for Froggie’s Bar and Grill’s K9 Care Montana and Wounded Warrior Benefit on Saturday, July 19. The evening will feature a spaghetti dinner, auction and music and karaoke, said organizers Dawn and Roger Curtis.

“We will also have a special guest here. Wade Ingraham and his dog, Sapphire, will be here,” said Dawn. Ingraham is a veteran who has benefited from K9 Care Montana program. Sapphire is one of the service dogs trained under the program.

The evening will kick off with the spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted and donated to the K9 Care and Wounded Warrior program.

“We would love to see all area veterans here so we can honor them for their service to our country. Without them, we would not live in the great country we do nor have the freedoms we enjoy,” stressed Dawn.

Following dinner, at 7 p.m., the auction will get underway with local auctioneer Jim Lyons encouraging bidders to big high and often on several items, including:

•A limited edition Seattle Seahawk Super Bowl football featuring quarterback Russell Willson.

•A beautiful antique three-door room divider.

•Oil paintings by local artists Athena Mosxona and Larry Case.

•Gift certificate from Rod and Jackie Christiaens and Christiaens Meat.

•A pampering foot care basket from DeVoe’s.

•A nail salon basket.

•An Indian oil painting by Athena Mosxona donated by Myrna Monroe.

•Filters and fan donated by All Season Heating and Air.

•And more from items from local and area businesses. “We are still accepting auction items, so please feel free to drop them off before Saturday,” invited Dawn.

“We will then have music/karaoke after the auction,” said Dawn, adding, “we are looking forward to a great turn-out and hope the community will once again support this worthwhile organization.”

K9 Care Montana is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 based out of a ranch near Philipsburg, Mont. David Riggs, the founder and CEO, started K9 Care to fulfill his need to help others, particularly veterans afflicted with PTS or post traumatic stress.

Monetary donations may also be dropped off at Froggie’s or sent directly to K9 Care Montana, 11 T Heart Ranch Lane, Philipsburg MT 59858.

Donations can also be made online at http://www.k9care-montana.org/Donations.aspx.

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