The 2016 GRF Gala/Top Twenty was held on Thursday, October 6th on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Mark D. Forni Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California.
The Gala was so pleased to have Michael Faulkner return as the Auctioneer and MC for this year's event. The total money raised for the evening was well over $70,000 for the Golden Retriever Foundation ... job well done ... welcome back Michael! The Gala Committee once again did a beautiful job hosting this event.
This year's winner of the Top Twenty ... CH Sandpiper's Let Freedom Ring
This year's winner of the People's Choice ... CH Sweetgold Double Down
The evening began with a cocktail hour and a lovely silent auction; you may also browse the fine art for the live auction to be held later in the evening. After dinner and the live auction, the evening is capped off with the judging of the Top Twenty Competition.
The Gala is very important to the Golden Retriever Foundation and we want you to be sure you realize just how much your support means for the future of our breed. Whether via individual dogs in need or to help find answers to prevent, treat and breed away from the health issues plaguing Goldens overall through research and education. So enjoy the Gala and the celebration of these top winning dogs as well as the knowledge that your participation is helping make the future of Golden Retrivers better and brighter.
Tonight is a night of celebration! Enjoy the dogs, the friends attending the Gala, the beautiful artwork and the bright future for our beloved Goldens as we strive to make the future even better for this wonderful breed.
The Gala Committee
Thank you to our Photographer,
Alan Hubbard "PhotoByFriday"