Surprise visit from service dogs
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Martin’s Hundred Chapter, Colonial Dames 17th Century, held its spring meeting April 24, at the Tri-County Library in Mabank.
Colonial Dames 17th Century State President Carol Goeking spoke about ‘Patriot Paws,’ a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans.
Attendees watched a DVD addressing the needs of the disabled veterans and the opportunities offered to prison inmates to learn a new vocation training the dogs.
Goeking was surprised by a visit from trainer Cindy Killgore and service dog Barney and Baylor Health Care System Kay McAdams and therapy dog Hershey.
Refreshments were served after the meeting honoring member Sarah Kendrick’s 94th birthday.