The Krewe of Argos was back representing the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in the 2016 Gasparilla Children’s Parade! Our Krewe of two-legged and four-legged pirates stole hearts in this historic Tampa tradition!
The Krewe of Argos is named after Argos The Great Dog, from Homer’s “Odyssey”. Argos waited faithfully for 20 years for his master, Odysseus, who was mistakenly believed to be dead.
The photos featured in this calendar were part of an online Pet Photo Contest held during the summer of 2015 to raise money for our homeless animals. The winning photos are featured on the calendar months. The photos throughout and below were other contest entries. To us, they are all winners!
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“There is no doubt, this was one of the best parties Tampa Bay has seen,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Chief Executive Officer Sherry Silk. “More than 950 animal lovers turned out and we made sure they had a wonderful time. Our supporters are integral to our work, we quite literally could not function without them. Because of their generosity Saturday night thousands of animals in need will be saved.”
The Tampa Convention Center was transformed into the Moulin Rouge, complete with red curtains, chandeliers and Can Can girls. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, silent auction, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring adoptable pets along with Moulin-Rouge-style entertainment provided by Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions. An after-party with complimentary cigars, drinks and live music closed the evening at the Sail Pavilion.
FOX 13 News’ Cynthia Smoot and Russell Rhodes served as the evening’s Mistress and Master of Ceremonies. Notable appearances during the fashion show included Commissioner Ken Hagen, Retired TPD Chief Jane Castor, and the Ray’s DJ Kitty, along with top event sponsors.
Event Co-Chairs Kelly Feldman and Brooke Palmer Kuhl led a successful committee and added a wealth of expertise and community connections resulting in the most successful Tuxes & Tails to date.
Top Sponsors for the event were as follows- Best In Show: An Anonymous Friend of the Animals, BlueGrace Logistics, Lakeland Automall, Kimberly & Mark Moore, The Yerrid Foundation; Ties & Tiaras: Merrill Lynch; Catwalk: Suzie & Gerald Archibald, Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions, Landon Outreach Foundation, Mastro Subaru of Tampa, The Mosiac Company, and Verizon.