Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

G Gathering Western Wags & Whiskers

Western Wags & Whiskers



The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently held their Western Wags & Whiskers: Gold Rush Gala in Norfolk. A night of boot scootin', bull ridin', gold-minin' fun as the Virginia Beach SPCA celebrated their 50th anniversary. A live auction, a silent auction, a care fund auction, and a mechanical bull ride helped raise money for the worthy cause. The food was provided by Chesapeake Bay Catering. The band Guava Jam provided entertainment.


Guava Jam

From left: 757 Auctioneer Scott Freeman, The Store for Stores Owner Natalie East, and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

Natalie East and Pete Decker, III

The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, sitting, with Peter Decker, III, and Natalie East

The emcee for the event was Bruce Rader from WAVY 10

The crowd enjoyed the auction

Bruce Rader from WAVY 10 with 757 Auctioneer Scott Freeman

Mr. Shopper Terry Barnard

Damien Lombardi, left, and Matt Ellmer

Bruce Rader from WAVY 10 with Virginia Beach Developer Bruce Thompson

From left: Jan Ellmer, Priority Automotive President and CEO Dennis Ellmer, and Virginia Beach SPCA CEO Dia DuVernet

Chesapeake Bay Catering supplied the food

From left: The Store for Stores Owner Natalie East, 757 Auctioneer Scott Freeman, and The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

757 Auctioneer Scott Freeman, left, and Peter Decker, III

Emily Franklin, left, and Natalie East

From left: Amanda Insetta, Maria Ellmer, and Emily Franklin

From left: 757 Auctioneer Scott Freeman, Maria Ellmer, Emily Franklin, The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, and The Store for Stores Owner Natalie East