Cute puppy and the Rolling Stones help animal cause

Abby Ham, a popular anchor at WBIR-TV Channel 10, was emcee of the evening. Here she poses with Travis May.

An evening gathering called “Cause for Paws,” held in Steve and Ann Bailey’s beautiful Sequoyah Hills garden, recently raised $70,000 for Young-Williams Animal Center. It didn’t hurt that an adorable puppy and a guitar autographed by members of the Rolling Stones were on the auction block.

“This event is such a fun, laid-back and casual evening,” said Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams. “We appreciate so much the Baileys offering to do this for us.”

Food by caterer Holly Hambright and bar service by The Pour Guys guaranteed a fun time. And, in fact, a dinner for 10 by Hambright was the top auction item of the night, bringing $1,900 from guests John and Deborah Welsch.

From left, Chase Russell, Laura Taylor, Ann Bailey and Sallie Robbins.

Annette Winston and Steve Bailey.

Brittany Bailey, a member of Young-Williams Animal Center’s board of directors, welcomed guests and thanked her in-laws for hosting Cause for Paws.

Janet Testerman, right, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center, poses with her mother, Janet Testerman Crossley.

It was a beautiful setting as you entered from the side of the house.

The pool house.

Here’s that pup! He went home with Paige and Brad Johnson, who were the high bidders at $1,000. A Chinese Crested mix (with hair!), he was a stray who came in to Young-Williams with his mother and five siblings. All have been adopted.

This guitar signed by all of the Rolling Stones, went to Cowan Rogers for $1,800.

State Rep. Jimmy Matlock and his wife, Dean.

Lamb “lollipops” were among the passed appetizers.

Alan Carmichael, left, with Susie and George Wilson.

County Commissioner Bob Thomas and his wife, Kim. He’s on the Young-Williams board.

Lindsay Cates, left, and Samantha Edwards.

Kim Wood McClamroch, left, and Sharon Johnson.

Bill Regas, left, and Doug White.

Cute rabbit centerpiece.

And a dog.

Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael and Alan.

From left, artists Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush with David Butler, executive director of the Knoxville Museum of Art.

From left, Joe Fielden, Jr., Katherine Fielden, Stephanie Daniel, Joe and Sharon Pryse.

The pool at night.

A dramatic Richard Jolley sculpture.

It was a fun — and profitable — night. Good job, everybody.


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7 Responses to Cute puppy and the Rolling Stones help animal cause

  1. Georgiana Vines, on November 21st, 2017 at 10:33 am said:

    The lamb “lollipops” look scrumptious.

  2. Maria Cornelius, on November 21st, 2017 at 10:34 am said:

    I LOVE this event. And I made the Blue Streak. Woo-hoo! =^..^=

  3. Cynthia Moxley, on November 21st, 2017 at 10:37 am said:

    Georgiana: They got rave reviews!

    Maria: Of course you made the Blue Streak! With that cat vest, you were the most appropriately dressed person there!

  4. Lauren Miller, on November 21st, 2017 at 10:44 am said:

    I never would have guessed that pup is a Chinese Crested. Adorable. Loved this event in 2016. Missed it in 2017 but planning to mark my calendar for 2018, I hope!

  5. Annette Winston, on November 21st, 2017 at 3:19 pm said:

    It was fun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Victoria Daniel-Cape, on November 21st, 2017 at 8:59 pm said:

    Another great event covered by The Blue Streak!!!
    You are amazing! Keep up the great coverage of happenings in Knoxville!

  7. Cynthia Moxley, on November 21st, 2017 at 9:53 pm said:

    Lauren: Let’s go together next year! It is a great event.

    Annette: Yep. Sure was.

    Victoria: Thanks so much for your support. And for reading the Blue Streak!

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