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Cheese, Wine & Canines

guy gilchrist2811d5-1Retrieving Freedom, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation organized to maximize the potential of dogs, donations, and the best possible match of recipient for each situation. As much as our desire is to produce top notch service dogs, it is just as much to be a part of their new connection with the people that need them.

Please join us for a festive night of great good, fine wines and friendship at Cheese, Wine & Canines. You can learn more about this event, confirm your attendance and invite friends on the Facebook event page. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can still view the event page. Tickets are $45 per person (dinner and one raffle ticket) or $80 for a couple (dinner and raffle tickets for both). All tickets purchased prior to September 19th include a bonus raffle ticket for a special early-bird door prize! Please contact Charles Dwyer via email or phone (662-209-2799) to get your tickets.

Currently we have the Olive Branch Country Club booked but are waiting for confirmation from the Shriner's about the use of their building in Olive Branch as it will accommodate more people. Doors will open at 6:00 starting with a social hour and the program will begin at 7:00. Our entertainment will be Guy Gilchrist, an incredible entertainer, singer/songwriter, cartoonist, Patriot, and good friend.



Since moving to Nashville in 2009, Guy Gilchrist has established himself as one of the city's most exciting performers, singers, and songwriters. He has played many of the city's finest clubs and honky-tonks, written with some of its best writers, and shared stages with Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie and Tommy Cash. But there's much more to this talented storyteller and all-around entertainer. Since 1995, he has been the cartoonist behind Nancy, the classic comic strip followed by millions daily in nearly 400 newspapers. His other syndicated comics have stretched from The Muppets to Today's Dogg. His 48 children's books include Night Lights & Pillow Fights. His work is featured in the Smithsonian, and he has been a Guest Of Honor at the White House. Blessed with a thunder-tinged baritone, a poet's heart and a stage presence reminiscent of many of his classic country heroes, he is a one-of-a-kind entertainer.



Join us in celebrating the placement of Mack with Bobby Tomer and Zeke with Dale Moore. We are also celebrating the future placement of our two Diabetic Alert Dogs, Amy for Knox Bittick and Ruby for Natali Young.

We are blessed to have six original oil paintings Donated by Wayne Hagan from Nashville, TN at the event. Wayne Hagan is a modern impressionist oil painter. His favorite subject matter is God's creation; EARTH, SEA & SKY. Wayne studied art at Valdosta State in Georgia and has painted with other notable Tennessee artists S.A. Habib and Chris Ousley, and California artist, Elio Camacho. These paintings will be available as auction items at the event!

Here are some of the other auction and raffle items we have so far (with many, many more to be added before the event):

Philip Crowe framed print
Ralph J McDonald framed print
Handcrafted dresser top jewelry boxes
GoPro Camera
SportDog E-Collar
Vera Bradley
Thirty-One
River Kings package
Custom Duck Calls
Custom Gun Raffle

Here are the two guns we are currently selling raffle tickets for. A Stoger 12 ga Over/Under hand painted by Ryan at Mack's Prairie Wings in Stuttgart, AR and a Tikka .270 short mag. ceramic coated. First Draw gets pick. The shotgun also comes with a Tri-Tronics ecollar dipped in an American flag pattern to match the shotgun! Thank you Mike Witt for donating the collar!

$10 per chance, 3 for $25 you can purchase these through our "Donate Now" button on Facebook or on our website. Just be sure to include your phone number and choice of gun if drawn first. The drawing will take place Oct 19th at the Cheese, Wine & Canines event.

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