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Veterans Breakfast Benefiting Patriot PAWS

Come honor veterans with all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:45 a.m. to at Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, 691 E. I-30, benefiting Patriot PAWS. Ten percent of all sales will go to the charity!

Menu will include:
Scrambled eggs & Fried eggs cooked to order
Bacon, Patty sausage, Fried ham & Link sausage
Cinnamon rolls & Pancakes
Biscuits & Gravy
Cereal selections
Fresh cut fruit

Rockwall County Republican Women

Rockwall County Republican Women will have a special program on Patriot PAWS presented by Puppy Raisers and Ambassadors at the Monday, February 12, meeting at Harry  Myers Community Center.  Buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M., and program will follow at 7:00 P.M.

Rockwall County women who are registered voters and interested in affiliating with area Republican women are invited to visit and may contact Dr. Janice Carson, drjpc2003@yahoo.com, for further information.  RCRW website is www.rcrw.org, and RCRW can be found on Facebook.

Heath Salon & Spa Holiday Open House

Local merchants raise money for Patriot Paws and Women in Need with pop-up shops, popsicles and raffle prizes at Heath Salon & Spa, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meet Denise Rossouw all the way from Hollywood as she demonstrates her Top Secret Haircessory and offers free consultations. Great food all day plus live music from the Rockwall-Heath High School Jazz Band from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Patriot PAWS Graduation

Patriot PAWS will host their graduation ceremony for dogs and veterans and the grand opening of their new kennel at 10 a.m.

With almost 4,000 square feet indoors, this wheelchair-accessible facility features some outstanding amenities: 16 indoor/outdoor runs, half with artificial turf on the outer part to protect developing puppy feet, and all with dog doors donated by PlexiDor; seven additional isolation runs for new or sick dogs; skylights, a small window above
each run and larger windows in the side roll-up door to let in natural light; four play yards dubbed the Army yard, Navy yard, Air Force yard and Marine Corps yard with artificial turf
and fence-top “coyote rollers” to keep out the coyotes and bobcats that frequent the area; a veterinary medical room; power washers to clean the runs which drain into a septic
system below; an HVAC system such as hospitals use which pumps in fresh air 7 times per hour instead of recirculating the air inside; and a fire alarm system with sprinklers, the only building on campus that has one, to safeguard our most precious asset, the dogs. Every effort was made to provide a healthy and safe environment that is also a comfortable and
happy place for them to reside when not actively training.
For more info visit patriotpaws.org.

Rest Haven Memorial Day Concert

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs will bring a special patriotic pet parade to Rest Haven’s Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, Concert and Family Day event on Monday, May 30. The Reveille Sisters also return to the Memorial Day event which will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park’s Celebration Field in Rockwall (2500 St Hwy 66 East) beginning at 10 a.m. This free, family event is open to the entire community and is hosted by Rest Haven Funeral Homes,Rest Haven Memorial Park, The Flower Box and Pet Memories.  Seating will be available, but lawn chairs are welcome and encouraged.

American Legion Post 117 Leadership Symposium

Rockwall’s American Legion, Terry Fisher Post 117, will hold the 2016 Terry Fisher Leadership Symposium in collaboration with Patriot PAWS on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Patriot PAWS facility (254 Ranch Trl). The goal of the symposium is to bring together veterans and up to 60 public, private or home schooled high school students to demystify the concepts of leadership and explain how successful leaders develop themselves and others. Lunch will be provided by the Terry Fisher Post 117 during the event. High school age sophomores and juniors interested in attending can contact the Symposium Coordinator, Mike Donegan, at (214) 226-8944, Mark Kipphut, at (214) 771-3136, or they can submit a request directly to the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 at PO Box 821, Rockwall, TX 75087 or email rockwallpost117@gmail.com by April 30.

American Legion Birthday Luncheon

The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 invites the community to celebrate the birthday of the American Legion at the Center in Rockwall (108 East Washington St) on Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. The program will feature the outstanding students of our community selected to represent Rockwall County at the American Legion Dept of Texas Boys State/Girls State program this summer. The event will also include a demonstration from Patriot Paws Service Dogs, patriotic music presented from Royse City High School, and a presentation from last year’s delegates to Boys State/Girls State.

For more information contact, Mike Donegan at 214-226-8944 (mddon72@gmail.com) or visit legionpost117.org.

Celebrating Heroes on Both Ends of the Leash

On Wednesday, November 11th from 9 am to 1 pm, Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall will be the site of a Veterans Day event featuring a supply drive to benefit Patriot Paws Service Dogs.  The event will also include a live service dog demonstration by Ret. Col. Keith Young and his dog Spot.

Along with Farmers Electric Cooperative, Gentiva Hospice and The Arbor House, Rest Haven will be collecting donations of much needed supplies for Patriot Paws Service Dogs.  Patriot Paws is a local non-profit that trains and provides service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American veterans with mobile disabilities and Post Traumatic Stress in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.

“We are so pleased to be able to partner with other community leaders to help this great organization,” said Dewayne Cain, President and Founder of Rest Haven.  “Lori Stevens and the amazing staff at Patriot Paws work tirelessly to improve the lives of our disabled veteran, and I can think of no better way to mark Veterans Day than to host an event to help them in this effort.”

Veterans and donors will be served coffee and donuts while supplies last.  The live service dog demonstration will begin at 11:00 am, followed by a hot dog cookout sponsored by Farmers Electric.

A list of urgent supply needs for Patriot Paws includes:

  • 4 ft. leashes (red or blue)
  • gallon & quart slider zip baggies
  • 50 & 66 quart storage bins (Rubbermaid or Sterilite)
  • 4 lb jars of Jif Peanut Butter
  • Dawn Ultra original dishwashing soap (56 oz.)
  • large/x-large Kong & Nylabone toys

Rest Haven is located at 2500 State Highway 66 East, Rockwall TX 75087.