On Saturday night, I got the honor of emceeing the 5th Annual Bark in Style Fashion Show for SPARKY- Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky.  I have served as emcee for this event from its inception and it's a furry fundraiser I look forward to every year.

The very first year the event was held at the Campbell Club in downtown Owensboro. It quickly outgrew that space and is now held annually at Green River Distilling Company, which is the perfect setting for this unique event, which is one part silent auction, one part dinner and one part runway show featuring fashions from local retailers and dogs available for adoption through the SPARKY program.

Coincidentally, I am proud owner of two SPARKY rescues- Yogi and Simon.  Naturally, I have pics!

Here's Yogi!

Chad Benefield
Chad Benefield

Here's Simon!


As you can see, my guys are definitely two of the reasons I support the SPARKY mission.  They are my heart.

Speaking of hearts, they were certainly melting on Saturday night as twenty five dogs walked the runway with their assigned humans, who were sporting the latest local styles from Byron & Barclays, Come-hither, Rayelle Collection, Embellish Boutique and Adorn Boutique.

35 Adorable Photos from SPARKY's 2022 Bark in Style Fashion Show

Here are fun photos from the 2022 Bark in Style Fundraiser for SPARKY (Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky). Here are the models and the adoptable pets they walked down the runway!
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While the final tally is not yet available, we know for certain that the event was a HUGE success.  And, yes, plans for the 2023 Bark in Style are already in the works.

SAVE THE DATE!  The 6th Annual Bark in Style is set for Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.


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