MAGDRL:  1st Annual Bull Roast and Silent Auction    July 23, 2005

Many thanks to our event volunteers!

  • Scarlett Crasno

  • Stephanie Dean

  • Christina Kallay

  • Lisa Lightner

  • Rachel and Jim Ludwig

  • Debby and Fran Rahl

  • Aimee Ross

  • Brenda Rouse

  • Joan and Michael Schramm

  • Dena Wagman

  • Amy Whitten

Ssponsors who made this event a success include:

  • Carol Connelly

  • Aimee Ross

  • Joan Schramm

  • Lisa Lightner

  • Chip Chipley

  • Nikki Russell

  • Stacy Conklin

  • Christina & Gary Kallay

  • Susie Marucci

  • Norm & Kelly McCarthy

  • Steve Xintas

  • Paul Johnston

  • Rachel Ludwig

  • Jean Atkins

  • Bobbie DiGioia

  • Sheryle Fonzi

  • Amy Whitten


  On Saturday evening July 23, 2005 MAGDRL held our 1st Annual Dining for Danes Bull Roast at Parkview Heritage Gardens in north Baltimore, MD. This event was the first of its kind for MAGDRL and it was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, sponsors and donors!

    Seated at the registration table are MAGDRL volunteers Jim and Rachel (not visible) Ludwig. At 8 p.m. sharp, lines started forming and extended out the door and down the sidewalk. Other volunteers pitched in to move things along. 

At left in the blue blouse is Joan Schramm, our Annapolis Meet & Greet Coordinator. Joan was one of our volunteers at this event and her husband Michael played in the band. Over 100 tickets were sold and every seat was filled!

The items on the right are seven premium door prize baskets. I was delighted to win a doggie toy basket which included "The Ugly Dachshund" movie on DVD for me!


Our silent auction was a big hit! There were over 50 items for bid including jewelry, artwork, sculptures, a wine kit, dog items and several Louise Peterson Great Dane sculptures. All items were donated to benefit MAGDRL.

Several premium items prompted a heated competition between bidders. The results were some nice donations to help our MAGDRL orphans.

We also held a 50/50 cash raffle. The winner graciously donated her winnings of over $300 back to MAGDRL. Our orphans thank you!

  MAGDRL volunteers hosted games to entertain attendees.  At left, northern MD Meet & Greet co-Coordinator Brenda Rouse and member Scarlett Crasno entertained NorVa co-Coordinator Nikki Russell whose whole family made a long drive from Virginia to attend.  At right are MAGDRL volunteer Lisa Lightner, the newly crowned "Miss Tall International", with northern MD Meet & Greet co-Coordinator Aimee Ross at the spirits table.

    The dinner was served all-you-care-to-eat style. The hit of the evening was the western pit barbeque that was charcoal grilled out back 

For those with other tastes, there was an array of choices including pasta, sausage & peppers, Italian meatballs, cold cuts, and side dishes. The meal was topped off with a homemade sheet cake dessert.

On the right, our bartender sold beer, wine, and sodas throughout the event.


The band "Legal Limit" played 60's and 70's hit tunes for the enjoyment of the crowd. At left on the upper deck is Joan Schramm's husband Michael playing base guitar. On the right, attendees boogied until midnight!

A good time was had by all! See you next year!