Supporters of Canine Companions for Independence brought the Southern charm to Rosen Shingle Creek for an evening of “Southern Pawspitality.”
ORLANDO Humans and their furry, four-legged counterparts alike roamed the Rosen Shingle Creek on Saturday, Oct. 14, as they attended Canine Companions for Independence’s Southern-themed gala. The organization’s 21st annual Tales and Tails Gala was themed “Southern Pawspitality” this year, and even the dogs in attendance wore fancy bows and bowties in accordance with it. CCI’s gala featured Southern-inspired cuisine, live and silent auctions and entertainment from Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman. CCI is an assistance-dog organization that matches service and assistance dogs to people with disabilities.