Dog Fest set for Saturday
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The third annual Dog Fest, is coming up this Saturday,
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Mabank Pavilion.
There will be lots of games and contests for you and your dog. Admission
is free – your dog should be on a leash and up-to-date on his shots.
Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Humane
Society of Cedar Creek Lake are excited to invite all area dogs and
their well-behaved owners to come have a fun morning.
With lots of games, contests, food, and gifts, this promises to be the
entertaining event of the year. The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
and CLAW will be on hand with beautiful dogs available for adoption –
making it easy to add one more best friend to your household!
One of the great silent auction items will be a hot air balloon ride,
valued at $250. You won’t want to miss this!
A donated autographed hat from NASCAR’s Greg Biffle will be given to a
Visit the Bluebonnet Emporium in Gun Barrel City any day or Friends’
clinic in Gun Barrel City on Tuesdays to participate in the giveaway.
Professional dog trainer Joan Guertin will be in attendance giving
obedience demonstrations and answering behavior questions.
Most adult dogs end up in shelters because of easily solved behavior
issues. Guertin will also show how easy it is to teach your dog to sit,
stay and come.
Expert volunteers will be available to microchip your dog. A tiny chip
is painlessly inserted into your dog’s scruff and if he is ever lost and
ends up at a shelter, a quick scan returns him home! The cost is just
$20 and includes permanent national registration.
There will be lots of contests, such as best dressed dog, smallest dog,
largest dog, looks most like owner and more! Prizes as well as ribbons
for winners will be awarded.
There will be many vendors with the usual and the unusual. Crack dog
photographer Terri Hudson will be available to take a picture of you and
Friends of the Animals is a 501[c] nonprofit charity doing
spay/neuter surgeries every Tuesday by appointment only. In its five
years of being open, the clinic has performed more than 11,6000
surgeries, saving and preventing literally millions of little lives.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is also a nonprofit charity
providing a second chance for hundreds of beautiful, loving cats and
dogs. They will bring a few dogs for adoption to Dog Fest so think about
adding another wonderful critter to your heart and home.
For more information about this event, call 903-887-PETS (7387) or go to
the website at
a wide range of home services
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–The Visiting Nurse Association provides a wide range of
healthcare-related services throughout the tri-county area, Cedar Creek
Kiwanis members heard Wednesday.
Jessica Gannon, professional relations manager, said the Visiting Nurses
Association (VNA) was established in 1934, and offers in-home medical
and hospice services.
Based in Dallas, the VNA serves residents in Kaufman, Henderson and Van
Zandt counties, along with Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis and
Tarrant counties, Gannon said during the club’s weekly luncheon at
Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Visiting Nurse Association spokesman Jessica
Gannon shows a “Passport to Healthcare,” a booklet that enables a person
to record and easily carry a list of their medications, past healthcare
problems, needed telephone numbers and other health-related information.
Home healthcare services include physical
and occupational therapy, skilled nursing, medical social work and tele-health
monitoring, allowing skilled medical personnel to remotely monitor a
patient’s vital signs.
Gannon demonstrated an in-home tele-health monitor, which enables a
patient to monitor vital signs at the same time daily.
The monitor provides verbal instructions on how to set up and record
blood pressure, temperature and heart rate.
“This is free with a prescription,” Gannon said.
When asked how the monitor makes sure the recordings are made the same
time every day, Gannon explained the monitor will verbally remind the
patient about the scheduled testing.
“It’s quite insistent,” she added.
Specialized care programs offered by the VNA help individuals with
Parkinson’s Disease, cardiac care, diabetes care and wound care.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Jessica Gannon (left) demonstrates a home health monitor on Kiwanis
president Dr. Jeanne Caillet during the club’s weekly luncheon
Wednesday. The monitor verbally offers instructions on how to record
blood pressure and other vital signs.
Under hospice care, the VNA can work with
the family up to 13 months, and can address the full range of patient
“With hospice, we will supply any durable medical equipment needed that
falls under the hospice benefit,” Gannon said.
Under its primary home care program, the VNA aids individuals who have
chronic, long-term illnesses or disabilities with in-home professional
The VNA also offers an eldercare program, offering assistance to
individuals 60 or older, including escorted transportation, shopping and
errand assistance and home safety assessments.
“We are a United Way affiliate, and a non-profit organization,” Gannon
For more about the VNA, call (214) 689-2355, or check the website
In club news, members:
• were reminded of the club’s upcoming installation banquet Thursday,
Sept. 20, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
• were reminded the club’s monthly service project will be creating
treat bags for Mabank Nursing Home residents, and would be held
Wednesday, Sept. 26.
• heard the club’s regular Sept. 19 meeting would be cancelled.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Ben. I am a beautiful
male Yellow Lab mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far I am a very friendly boy
and I seem to walk okay on a leash. I am current on my shots. I
am a good kid looking for my new forever home.
My name is Pete. I am a beautiful
male Beagle mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control
so I have no history. So far I seem friendly and seem to get
along with others. I am a good boy looking for my new home.
My name is Shelly. I am a
beautiful Collie mix? I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control so I have no history. So far I am a sweet baby. I am
full of energy and just plays with other puppies. I have been
started on my shots. I am a wonderful kid looking for my forever
My name is Rebel. I am a
beautiful male Pit Bull mix pup. I am somewhere around 12 weeks
old. I am a sweet and playful puppy. I have just moved out of
the cat room. I have lived with cats until I was started on my
shots. I am very playful with cats. I am such a wonderful young
kid in need of a new wonderful home.
Pictured are just a few
animals at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
Points in dire need of a good home. Please call or stop by the
Humane Society today and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on 10220
County Road 2403 in
Seven Points. For more information, please call (903) 432-3422
after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at