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1st Annual Villagefest Weekend

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017


With the Village Sanctuary at Dog Ranch Rescue construction taking place this year, the annual paver reception wasn’t a viable option but we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see our village members this fall! Our team has been working hard to find alternative options. We think the new plan is just fantastic and allows us to make the event bigger and better than ever before, without limiting the event capacity as we’ve had to do in the past.

These events will take place on Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd.

We know many of you travel from all round the U.S. to support the rescue and socialize with one another. With that in mind, we’ve planned a weekend of activities so you can pick the package that suits your schedule and desired level of participation! Don’t forget that the main goal of this weekend is to make a huge impact to our fundraising efforts while having the rare opportunity to connect with the backbone of our organization – you, the village member and generous donor! We have to make this event a huge success and know it will be thanks to each of you! Let’s get this building finished!

Packages Offered – Package Details Included Below:

Mooie’s Memory All-Inclusive Package $900 per person includes (15 packages available):

  • Painting with a Purpose on Friday
  • VIP Reception on Saturday
  • Villagefest Ranchers Roundup Gala on Saturday
  • Special Edition Tee Shirt Shipped in Advance of the Event
  • Commemorative Photo of Participants to Hang in the Sanctuary Forever
  • Commemorative Photo of Participants to Keep

Hercules’ VIP Reception & Gala Package $300 per person includes (15 packages available):

  • 1 Hour VIP Reception on Saturday with Complimentary Open Bar Service and Hors d ’Oeuvres
  • Exclusive time with Dog Ranch Rescue Board, Operational & Volunteer Team including the Eden Family and Celebrity Dog Attendance – Puparazzi Photos Encouraged
  • Villagefest Ranchers Roundup Gala on Saturday
  • Special Edition Tee Shirt Shipped in Advance of the Event
  • All Additional Items Included in the Naughty Ed’s Villagefest Package

Naughty Ed’s Villagefest Package $200 per person includes:

  • Villagefest Ranchers Roundup Gala on Saturday
  • Special Edition Tee Shirt Shipped in Advance of the Event
  • Access to the Dog Ranch Rescue Board, Operational & Volunteer Team including the Eden Family and Celebrity Dog Attendance. Pinkie, Bea, Tater and Kofax will be attending – Puparazzi Photos Encouraged
  • Live Entertainment & Dancing
  • 2 Drink Tickets Included Plus Cash Bar for Additional Beverages
  • Delicious Dinner Buffet Prepared by the Talented Culinary Team
  • Exclusive Access to Hotel Courtyard – Reserved for Ticketholders Only
  • Silent Auction Bidding
  • Door Prizes

Painting with a Purpose Package $65 per person includes (25 packages available):

  • Ticket to Painting Event on Friday Night and All Art Supplies
  • Complimentary Appetizers
  • Bring Your Own Beverage – Alcohol Allowed
  • Guest Appearance from Travis and Sir Frederick

Painting with a Purpose Package – Paint Your Pet – Friday October 20th at 6:30pm
(Limited to 40 Guest)

We’ve moved our annual painting event to Friday, October 20th which will be hosted at Painting with a Twist in McKinney, Texas. The evening will be hosted by the Blue Boy Families with a meet and greet with Gatsby, Porter, Mr. Nibs and Dash!

This venue is located about 10 minutes from the hotel making it an easy drive or Uber/Lyft ride. Our group will take over the entire space so it’ll be all about dogs that night with a guest appearance from Travis and Sir Frederick! You are welcome to bring your own beverage (including alcohol) to this event and appetizers will be provided as part of your package cost along with all necessary art supplies. No artist skills are required as the staff will be there to guide you through the project from start to finish. It’ll be a wonderful keepsake to take home after such a great weekend!

Tickets must be purchased through Dog Ranch Rescue. Do not contact the venue directly. Address: 3201 Hardin Blvd., #204, McKinney, TX.

1st Annual Villagefest – Ranchers Roundup Gala – VIP Ticket – Saturday from 6-7pm
(Limited to 30 Guest, Mooie’s Memory & Hercules’ VIP Level Ticketholders Only)

We are expecting double the attendance from prior years but we know many of you would really enjoy some exclusive time visiting with the Dog Ranch Rescue Board Members, Eden Family and Volunteers therefore we will be offering this VIP package from 6-7pm before the main event begins for other guests. We’ve deliberately limited the number of people so you get a true elevated experience for your level of support!

VIP village members will receive complimentary open bar service during this hour and unlimited access to the operational team behind the magic of DRR. Oh… and dogs too… did we mention dogs? Yes, the hotel has allowed us to bring in a select number of our pack members to be part of the fun so they too will be available for one-on-one attention and all the photos you want to take! Get the puparazzi ready to take endless photos with Pinkie, Bea, Tater and Koufax!

1st Annual Villagefest Ranchers Roundup Gala – General Admission Ticket – Saturday from 7-10pm

The event doors will open for general admission ticket holders at 7pm. We’ve acquired the ballroom, ballroom foyer and the outdoor courtyard exclusively for our ticket holders (non-ticket holders will not have access to the courtyard the entire evening). The event will include all the members of the Dog Ranch Rescue team and a number of the Eden pack members including Pinkie, Bea, Tater and Koufax, music entertainment from a DJ, a dance floor for you to show us your moves, a delicious dinner buffet by an amazing culinary team, 2 drink tickets and a cash bar for any additional beverages, the chance to be the final bidder on our fall online auction items (there’s perks to coming!), door prizes and more!

You’ll also receive your special edition tee shirt mailed directly to you in advance of the event so you can show your support throughout the weekend! The event attire will be country chic so bring your boots and best rancher wear and get ready for nonstop professional photos throughout the night! The event will conclude at 10pm but the hotel will allow our ticketholders to retain exclusive access to the courtyard area until 11pm with the cash bar remaining open for those who’d like to enjoy the after party! Please note, this event is for adults only.

Due to hotel contracts and number of dog limitations, no guest dogs will be permitted in banquet space or privately reserved event courtyard on Saturday evening. This will not impact hotel guidelines on dogs in other communal areas and/or guest rooms.

Picnic Lunch at the Ranch – Sunday October 22nd from 12-2pm
(Mooie’s Memory Level Ticketholders Only)

For those who want the full access package for the entire weekend of fun, you will also be invited to attend a casual catered picnic lunch at Lone Star Dog Ranch hosted by the Eden Family and their pack members! This is your chance to see all the dogs in action and preview the site where The Village Sanctuary of Dog Ranch Rescue will reside! We want to forever remember those attended the 1st Annual Villagefest Event so we will take a group photograph at this picnic which will permanently hang in the new building with a framed photo mailed to you after the event for your keepsake. What a legacy! We’ll also send you with a parting gift of Renee’s Famous Cookies!

Hotel Accommodations (Not Included in Package Cost) – Courtyard Dallas Allen
Since we can’t bring everyone to the ranch, we’ve found a way to bring an elevated ranch experience to you! We’ve partnered with the Courtyard Marriott in Allen, TX to provide hotel room accommodations for you at a discounted rate of $129. It is conveniently located 20 miles south of the ranch with many food, beverage, entertainment and shopping options within walking distance from the hotel. You may call the hotel directly at 800-627-7468 to reserve your room – reference the Dog Ranch Rescue Villagefest group or our code of DRRS to obtain our special rate (subject to availability). This will also be the location where the 1st Annual Villagefest – Ranchers Roundup Gala will be hosted on Saturday night making it really convenient for those attending. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dalan-courtyard-dallas-allen-at-the-john-q-hammons-center/



October 20, 2017
October 22, 2017
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Dog Ranch Rescue