by Jeannie Lieberman
2nd drew Grove pet fanciers to the PAWS Annual fundraiser, this year
at the Community House.
select group of Groeve stalwarts: Panzi, Demi, Donna, Bruce Michael (the only one
on the list who requires 2 names) got dressed up for the worthy occasion.
mission: to raise money to rescue
and care for abandoned or feral cats and dogs, as well as other wildlife.
PAWS Hostess Bella perused the house with her observations
any birds get hurt donating those colorful feathers?)
by the ever elegant Co-Host Demi Tasse
they reminisced about watching a deer give birth to twins and then having a
maternal melee with a duck and her ducklings.
Demi launched into her own number “Night Time is
The Right Time”
Panzi contritely coupled “You Can’t Pray the
Gay Away” with “He’s Ain’t Mr. Right, But He’s Mr. Right Now” later in the show
showng off her lip synching skill.
merry madcap Beach DeBree lit up the room with her
manic energy in appropriately named “Mad About You.” Always a pleasure!
Michael’s touching renditions of “Memory” (from
Cats) and “Someone to Watch Over Me” revealed a new pleasing dramatic dimension
to his voice
The super glam Donna Piranha gave us a dignified “Proud”
and turned the stage into a disco with “Native New Yorker,”
Chris Caswell won the $700 50-50 raffle and generously donated
it back to PAWS
$2,799 was the total amount raised by with
Grove Chapter Head Valerie Perez and PAWS Founder Lee Frey
evening ending as always with an astounding array of delicious desserts.