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Renowned photographer John Spohrer is donating an original photograph “The Great Egret” to the Franklin County Humane Society. It will be unveiled on the 28th of January at the Spohrer photography exhibit “Working Boats of the Forgotten Coast” in the Plantation Room of the St. George Plantation Clubhouse and will remain on display until March 17.
If you would like to win this gorgeous photograph you may purchase raffle tickets beginning on January 31 in the Office of the Humane Society . The tickets are 1 for $3.00, 2 for $5.00. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on March 17.
If you would like to see the exhibit please call Susan Kearney at 678-449-5404 or any of your Plantation resident friends and a viewing can be arranged. 
Mardi Gras Barkus Parade 
Apalachicola's 2017 Mardi Gras parade journeys to the moon and back. This year's theme is "Bark Side of the Moon" so downtown will be swarming with aliens, astronauts, and all kinds of sci-fi and space creatures. 
This year's parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, at 1:00pm, and will be the centerpiece of a public party at Riverfront Park with live music, dancing, Cajun food, drinks, arts and craft vendors, and unique entertainment.
Apalachicola's Mardi Gras is unique. This one has gone to the dogs as man’s best friend is the center of this parade that features oyster boats as floats, parading aliens, and a canine king and queen. Sponsored by the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, proceeds benefit the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Florida Wild Mammal Association. 
The parade, led by this year's Grand Marshal, starting at the Riverfront Park, winding downtown on Commerce and Water Streets, will be a celebration of bands, beads, drummers, costumed canines, and krewes of colorful characters.  
Golf carts are going to be the main transport in the parade but many participants will be walking, pulling wagons, pushing strollers, riding in boats, or coming up with their own unique forms of transportation and everyone is invited to participate. 
More information is available on the Krewe's website: To pre-register call Caroline at 850-670-5064 or you may register to be in the parade on the day of the event. Registration for walkers is $5. Golf carts and other vehicles is $25. Dogs, of course, are free.   Volunteers are needed!  Please call Sharon Sleeper at 404-304-0827 to sign up to help.
Lola and her puppies were abandoned at a house in Carrabelle this past summer.  A neighbor noticed her living under the empty house with her pups and brought them all to us.
Lola was missing much of her fur, covered in fleas, full of intestinal parasites and tested positive for heartworms.  Despite being abandoned and in poor condition, she was the sweetest and gentlest dog you could imagine.  She was an attentive mom and loved all people she came in contact with.
As always, the puppies were quickly adopted but what about sweet mama Lola? How long would it be before someone came along to adopt this sweet little lady?As it turns out, it didn't take long.  A family from Pennsylvania who were vacationing in the area stopped in the shelter one day to look at the dogs available for adoption.  They met Lola and fell in love with her soulful eyes and loving mannerisms.  Problem was, she hadn't been treated for her heartworms yet because her puppies had only recently been weaned.
We discussed the options and a plan was settled upon.  They would leave Lola with us for a couple of months so that we could give her medication in preparation for her treatment, then have her treated a month later for her heartworms.  A family member who lives in the area agreed to transport her to PA in November so everything was a go.
Thankfully the heartworm treatment was uneventful and Lola recovered well. The big day arrived On November 18, 2016 and our sweet, abandoned Lola was picked up from the shelter and driven all the way to PA.  She now lives in a lovely home.  A home she lives in, not under and with people who adore her.
Below are pictures of her playing in the snow and sleeping with her boy.

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