Opinion: Thanks from DPAW

Sep 7, 2021

To the Editor:

With the support of our collaborators & sponsors, DPAW’s Unleash the PAWsibilities Youth Creative Arts Contests III was a great success. The Family Celebration was held on August 20 on Decas School grounds with a gallery, awards, raffle & the Wareham Pack Walkers’ Comfort Canine Crew. Facchetti & Facchetti donated the trophies awarded to this year’s winners Amiyah Gaugeon, Hazel Holmes, Emilyanne Schluter, Kenzie Benejik & Faith Johnson.

Thanks to area businesses & organizations, every contestant received a raffle prize; Water Wizz of Cape Cod, Tina Jarvis, McDonald's, Onset Bay Association, Hyline Cruises, Jersey Mike's, Nemasket Kayak Center, Marc Anthony's Pizzeria, The Lulu Foundation, Minkle Boys Catering, Staples, New Bedford Art Museum, Gone Country Creamery, Onset Bay Center, The Clay Room, Buttonwood Zoo, Bruce Gannon Photography & The Art Farm.

Our judges were Anthi Frangiadis, John Cardinal & Dianne Enzian. Promotion & publicity were supported by Wareham Public Schools/Beyond School Time, Wareham Community Television & a United Way Mini Grant. Contest sites were Music of the Bay, Wareham Free Library, Onset Bay Association, Decas Summer Lunch Program & Soule Homestead.

The Main Street Post Office is hosting a gallery until Sept. 22nd. The number of contestants continues to grow, as well as sponsors & collaborators. We are looking forward to Unleash the PAWsibilities IV next summer!

Sally Morrison, Unleash Coordinator

Dog Park Affiliation of Wareham (DPAW)