Each year the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) recognizes corporate partners for outstanding contributions in support of essential animal welfare programs and for furthering the mission.
Gulf Coast News Corporation and Budweiser Busch Distributing Company were presented plaques at the 30th Annual Membership meeting on April 21, 2010, at the Eastern Shore Art Center.
Maria Gwynn, BARC! Board President, thanked Martha Fuchs of Budweiser Busch Distributing Company for their generosity sponsoring events year-round. Additionally, Gwynn told Sonny Chaffin, Sign Shop Manager, “Launching the Pet Food Pantry wouldn't have been possible without all the signs and banners you made.”
Prima Plauche', BARC! board member, presented the Corporate Partner award to Gulf Coast News Corporation.
Plauche' commented "In today’s world of marketing and public relations, I often think what Oscar Wilde said is true; that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about at all."
She continued "Tonight we have the honor of recognizing Gulf Coast News, a corporate partner who makes sure that the Baldwin County Humane society is not only talked about, but talked about in the best possible light.
Newspaper space is valuable. That is why we are so grateful for the amount of space Gulf Coast News gives us for press releases, photographs ad feature articles.
And, in November, they donate four weekly color ½ page ads for our major fundraiser, Christmas by the Bay.
As if that is not enough, each week they dedicate a entire page to pets. The page features homeless pets, spay-neuter and rabies clinics, adoption events and an excellent article by an animal behaviorists.
It is therefore an honor to recognize the eight newspapers and the talented and dedicated staff and journalists of the Gulf Coast News Corporation for their efforts to keep people informed not only about the important services and programs of the Baldwin County Humane Society, but of all animal welfare issues that affect our citizens and the quality of life in Baldwin county. Thank you GCN for being our corporate friend."
WHO IS PICTURED IN PHOTOS ABOVE
BARC! honored Budweiser Busch Distibuting Company as a corporate partner. Pictured, from left: Maria Gwynn, BARC! Board President; Martha Fuchs, Budweiser Busch Distributing Company; Sonny Chaffin, Sign Shop Manager, Budweiser Busch; and Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. Photo courtesy of Pam Maumenee Photographics.
Gulf Coast News Corporation was honored as a corporate partner for BARC! Pictured, from left: Linda Douglas, Receptionist at Fairhope Courier; Cathy Mangon, Assist Ad Rep; Pat Johnson, Ad Rep, Fairhope Courier; Linda Underwood, receptionist and Classified Ads Rep; Sheila Propp, GCN Executive Editor; John Underwood, Editor, The Independent and Baldwin Living Edition; Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director; Jim Walther, Director Emeritus; and Donna Riley-Lein, reporter at The Independent. Photo courtesy of Pam Maumenee Photographics.