Meet-and-greet set for Saturday p.m.

January 24, 2013 • Local News

The S[auth] age Foundation for Dogs Who Serve will hold a meet-and-greet where Roswell women can talk to the bachelors who will be on the auction block at their fundraising dinner on Saturday. This preliminary event begins at 1 p.m. and lasts through 2:30 p.m., at Champion Motor Sports 2801 W. Second St.

Organizer Maryann Murphy said, “We’ve got a little something for every taste. The ages range from 22 to 82, and if I weren’t already spoken for, I’d bid on every single one of them.”

The youngest is Tommy Arthur who is, like all the bachelors on the block, an animal lover, and has both a horse and a dog. The oldest is Bud Milner whose interests include golf, church and sudoku.

Fellow organizer, Lauren Allison said, “We’ve had some pretty interesting applications. One put down his interests as elephants, alien art and collecting Ziplock baggies.”

“We have two fireman, two doctors, two corrections officers. One said he is going to wear a cape, which is appropriate because his application said he was Batman in disguise,” said Murphy.

Refreshments will be served at the kick-off event with chips and dip, lemonade and iced tea. Among the list of delectable bachelors are Dr. Vijay Chechani, pulmonologist; Dr. Travis Bond, hospitalist from Eastern New Mexico Medical Center; Larry Spillman of Lovelace Regional Hospital; Eric Bradshaw, physical therapist and actor with Roswell Little Theater; David Johnson, emergency room RN.; author and historian John LeMay; and Mark Wilson, the Daily Record’s award-winning photographer and author of his first book.

To find out who has what interests, ladies will have to go to Champion to meet the participants or bid on them later in the day.

“This will be fun, but no one is not allowed to touch the merchandise,” said Murphy.

The Sage Foundation dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club, 1720 N. Montana Ave. The menu, like the auction, offers a little something for every palate — ribeye steak, Santa Fe chicken or crab salad, and at the reasonable price of $25. The Elks will provide a cash bar. Radio personality Tony Clayton will officiate as the ladies get a chance to bid on the bachelor of their dreams.

The proceeds go to Sage Foundation For Dogs Who Serve. A 501(c)3 the Foundation’s mission is to give dogs who have served quality of life both on and off the field. Its goal is to help service dogs all across America. .

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