Last updated on October 8, 2015
Fidose of Reality has upped the bark on our 2016 gala fundraiser to benefit NYC Second Chance Rescue. This rescue group was selected as the benefactor of our 2016 red carpet event, Wigglebutts Uncorked, which is a pet-welcoming event for well-behaved dogs. Wigglebutts Uncorked takes place at The Grand Monarque Hall on the grounds of America’s oldest winery, Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York, on April 16, 2016. Wigglebutt Warriors proudly announces Wigglebutts Uncorked updates!
We’re upping the bark, dog lovers of the highest order.
Announcement #1: Renewal of Wedding Vows During the Fundraiser
Dexter Bryant, the inspiration and mascot of Wigglebutt Warriors, will walk his parents, Darlene and Carol Bryant, down the aisle, at last! After being together for nearly 22 years, the founders of Wigglebutt Warriors were legally married in the state of Pennsylvania in 2014. Now that marriage equality has passed, the happy couple will renew their vows as a part of the evening’s festivities. To be surrounded by friends and those who love animals as we do, with dogs in attendance is a dream come true for the couple.
Bridal party includes:
Ellen Morrissey (and Zola), Darlene’s Maid of Honor
Christine Aiello (and Coco), Carol’s Maid of Honor
Devri King, Darlene’s bridesmaid
Samantha Ratcliffe, Carol’s bridesmaid
Announcement #2: Hotel Reservations: First Come, First Served
If you are planning to attend Wigglebutts Uncorked PLEASE make your reservations NOW! There are not many hotels in the area that accept pets and most of the hotels have no vacancies due to events going on in the area.
Friday night, 04/15: 10 rooms remain as of this moment
Saturday night, 04/16: 16 rooms remain as of this moment
Sunday night, 04/17: 10 rooms remain as of this moment
This event is going to sell out sooner than later, so if you are planning to stay at the host hotel, PLEASE reserve your room now! Your credit card will NOT be charged until the day of your arrival. Here is the link: CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
An exclusive group rate has been secured at: Hampton Inn Middletown, 20 Crystal Run Crossing, Middletown, New York 10941, Phone: 845-344-3400
If you have any questions or snafus, please direct hotel inquires to Darlene at email@example.com
Once rooms are gone, they are gone.
Announcement #3: The “After Party” on Sunday, 04/17/16: Location Named!
There will be an informal get together “after party” on Sunday, April 17th from 11 am to 5 pm est., at Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, New York. There will be music, two patios, and a bakery and café on site. It is pet friendly, but pets are not allowed inside the building. Pets ARE permitted on the grounds, patios and outdoor dining areas. We will all meet in the host hotel lobby of the hotel and drive in a caravan to the winery.
Tickets are on sale NOW, AND we will cap the number of tickets as “sold out” when we hit 200. We anticipate a sell out, so first come, first served!
Where: Brotherhood Winery: America’s Oldest Winery located in Washingtonville, New York. (just one hour from New York City and a mere 17 miles from Soon’s Orchards in New Hampton, NY).
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016: Rain or Shine – the event is indoors!!!!
Time: 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Cost per Ticket: $125
Attire: Dressy: From slacks to dresses to evening gowns.
Are Pets Welcome? Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Must remain on leash with pet parent(s) at all times. No Flexi-leashes. No additional fee. Pre-determined number of pet tickets available, so first come first served.
Ticket Includes: Admission to the gala, posing on red carpet, hors-d’oeuvres, full dinner buffet, wine bar, beer, soda, water, coffee, tea, dessert, and more. Access to outdoor patio. Dancing, prizes, goodie bags, silent auction, PLUS: The Second Annual Wiggy Awards And Admittance to Renewal of Vows ceremony. Access to the on-site winery to shop and take wines home!
DJ services courtesy Mikie G, Touch of Class DJ – check him out for all your DJ needs!
Who Are The Wigglebutt Warriors?
Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. Combined, we’ve raised over $50,000 for homeless Cocker Spaniels to assist with medical, food, and basic needs until they find their forever homes. We are not a 501(c)3 but we raise money for 501(c)3 dog rescue groups in the United States. Founders, Carol and Darlene Bryant, along with their Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, are crusading to save dogs’ lives… with your help. We are two women on a mission, doing this from the heart because, as our trademark saying goes, “My Heart Beats Dog®!!!”
To date, Brotherhood Winery has never hosted a pet-friendly gala on their premises, but they have welcomed Wigglebutt Warriors and guests for this very special event!!!! We are making history!
Wigglebutts Uncorked takes place at The Grand Monarque Hall, or the Grand Salon as it has often been called. Join Wigglebutt Warriors for a night to remember in an early 19th century stone building with towering ceilings, hand crafted wooden floors, exposed wooden beams and ten foot round antique wrought iron chandeliers that all come together in a historic setting full of old world charm. The Grand Monarque Hall was built in 1860 and was actually where the wine was made before it was converted into an event space.
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