Coronado, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2012) – More than 200 people, 77 pets and six chili chefs participated in the first annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off benefiting PAWS of Coronado. The event, organized by two Willis Allen Real Estate agents, Caroline Haines and Carol McGraw, raised approximately $14,000 for PAWS of Coronado, a non-profit animal welfare organization.
The family-friendly festival was sponsored by the Coronado Real Estate Association, of which McGraw is president, and the City of Coronado. The best chili cook was awarded the prize for “Best Chili of the Year;” animals were available for adoption; and pets were paraded for prizes including “Most Handsome Male,” “Prettiest Female,” “Most Beautiful Rescue,” “Best Costume,” and “Most Gorgeous Senior Pet.”
“This was such a fun event for such a wonderful cause,” says McGraw. Haines adds, “All of our volunteers really pitched in to make this a huge success. It’s one of the best charity events I’ve ever had the privilege to be part of!”
Coronado Branch Manager Leslie Kilpatrick says this commitment to community causes is a trademark at Willis Allen Real Estate. “Our talented team of Realtors truly cares about the community they live in, and they aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work needed to support charities of all kinds around San Diego County. It’s one of the things I’m proudest of in terms of my association with this great firm.”
McGraw says the event was such a huge success that the 2nd Annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-off has already been scheduled for Sept. 22, 2013. “Mark your calendars and start perfecting your chili recipes!” she encourages.
Photography: courtesy of Eugene Kocherga
Carol McGraw call (619) 905-8965 or email her at email@example.com
Caroline Haines call (619) 435-5200 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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