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Party in Paradise

More than 340 supporters attended the second annual Barkaritaville, Party in Paradise, Aug. 9 at the 3 rd Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. The event raised money for Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Barkley House. Barkley House will be a temporary lodging facility where pets undergoing medical treatment at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital can stay with their owners.
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St. Louis band Gumbohead brought the sounds of New Orleans to Barkaritaville. While enjoying the live music, attendees bid on more than a hundred items donated for a silent auction.
Russo’s Gourmet Catering continued the Barkaritaville Party in Paradise theme with an array of treats that included tropical salad, coconut shrimp with sun dried cherry sauce, chicken and pineapple kabobs and Tuscan grilled vegetables.
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Dr. Carolyn Henry (left), a veterinarian oncologist at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine who conceived the Barkley House concept, address the guests at Barkaritaville. She is joined by Randy Grim (center), founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and the evening’s emcee, Andy Banker of Fox 2 News.

Barret Jackman of the St. Louis Blues was a special guest during the second annual Barkaritaville.

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Katie Ortyl, fourth-year veterinary medicine student at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, brought a furry friend to Barkaritaville. Among the evening’s activities were dog contests.


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