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Town & Country Sponsors Paws on Parade and Ties & Tails

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Paws on Parade 2017
Recently Sean Deneny, a Town & Country Real Estate associate in Southampton, New York, organized two interconnected events “Paws on Parade,” a daytime family gathering with pets and “Ties & Tails,” an evening cocktail party at the Rogers Memorial Mansion. These events were created to support local charities in the Southampton K – 12 community.
“Paws on Parade” was a true family event, where everyone gathered on the grounds of the Southampton Historical Museum with the pets that complete their families. With about 100 in total, all strolled down South Main Street from museum grounds to Agawam Beach where pets frolicked in both sand and water. On the twenty-minute journey back, Father Patrick of St. John’s Episcopal Church performed his annual Blessing of the Animals, a tradition at St. Johns for over 75 years.
On returning to museum grounds, children enjoyed theatrical face painting and photo ops with the cast of Bay Street’s Stages Children's Theater "Frankenstein Follies" in character prior to their three-day weekend performances at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Professional photography of families and pets were also provided in the Sayre barn and on surrounding grounds. A light breakfast was offered as well as Hubert’s famous Lemonade. All of this was offered for an early bird admission of $20 with children 12 & under at no charge, a price point that all families welcomed. A Chinese auction was also provided.
For families considering additions to their family, the Southampton Animal Shelter showcased a variety of adoptable dogs some of which were recently rescued from Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Fun activities for pets included Indiana Bones, a dog agility course, and Romancing the Bone, a time test where pets must retrieve a bone hidden underneath one of four hats.
In conjunction with the “Paws on Parade” event, the “Ties & Tails” cocktail and hors d’oeuvres evening party was hosted at the Rogers Mansion. A slide show showcased the up close and personal photos of the day and for those who wanted a taste of television, audience tickets were part of the silent auction including “Live with Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest,” Dr. Oz, as well as the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS among other treasured items. 
According to Mr. Deneny, “Too often we go to the well with our local village restaurateurs and retailers, whose annual revenues are tied to seasonal traffic.” With that in mind, sponsorships were secured with the Southampton office of Town & Country Real Estate, Farmers Insurance, Riverhead Bay Subaru, and Hubert’s Lemonade. Over $16,000 was raised and distributed after expenses to the Southampton Animal Shelter, First Response volunteer fire department and ambulance corps, Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, as well as the Southampton Historical Museum. Long term goals are to create a larger pool of monies to reach out to other 501 C 3 organizations.
All 2017 sponsors Riverhead Bay Subaru, Farmers, and Town & Country Real Estate have confirmed renewals for our October 2018 events.

Paws On Parade 2017

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Help our community by participating in Paws on Parade proudly sponsored by Town & Country Real Estate. Create a fundraising team and walk with us on October 7th. Help us reach our goal. Join us!

Register today! Here's the rundown: Participants have the option of registering as an individual, starting their own Team as a Team Captain, or joining an existing Team. You will gain access to all of the tips and tools you’ll need to spread the word and reach your personal fundraising goal! 

Create and personalize your own fundraising web page, then collect pledges from friends and family directly through the site. It’s that simple! 


Paws on Parade is a fun-filled family celebration with the pets in our lives. Participants will stroll from the Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach, a twenty-three-minute walk one way. St. John’s Church will host its “Blessing of the Animals” and be a water station. Limited return transportation from the beach will be provided courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate. Explore family-friendly activities on the Southampton Historical Museum grounds including contests, an agility course, auctions, photo ops with Bay Street’s Frankenstein Follies Halloween cast in character, face painting and much more! A light breakfast will be sponsored by Town & Country Real Estate. Come PAW’TY all morning to help us reach our goals in supporting the animals of the Southampton Animal Shelter and restoration programs at the Southampton Historical Museum. No rain date. 

LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

DATE & TIMES: Saturday, October 7, Gates open at 9:30 AM; Walk begins at 10:30 AM 

FEE: $20 in advance, $25 day of 


Ties & Tails is a cocktail party with a Jazz Era theme. The benefit takes place at the 20-room, Rogers Mansion with furnishings and music from the 1920s and 30s. Guests will enjoy an open bar with hors d’oeuvres in the period rooms of the mansion developed during Southampton’s Gilded Age. The Mansion is managed by the Southampton Historical Museum. Proceeds from the event will be shared with the Southampton Animal Shelter, Southampton Village Fire Department, Southampton Village Ambulatory Corps and SYS’s Stages Children Theatre Group. Tickets to Ties & Tails include 2 tickets to Paws on Parade.

LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

DATE & TIMES: Saturday, October 7, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

FEE: $125 until October 4, $150 October 5 – 7

For more information visit: PAWS ON PARADE 2017