A NIGHT TO COLLABORATE FOR CHANGE.
Tickets are here now!
Bring the Magic Homecoming 2020
Join us for an evening of magic and fun! Professionally judged runway event, live auction, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Sunday Yearbook Brunch.
Furbaby dress is cocktail length party dress for girls and suits for boys any theme, any era. Moms and dads may wear party dresses and suits. Black dress is not required.
SPONSORED BY: Side by Side Pet
Saturday pre judging on judges table begins at 3.30 PM
Dinner 6.30Runway Show 7.30
Trophies presented to the following categories:
Homecoming Queen and King
Homecoming Duke and Duchess
Homecoming Prince and Princess
Homecoming Little Prince and Little Princess
Best designer 1,2,3 Furgirl ,Furboy
(Please refer to event website for judging criteria.)
Sunday Yearbook Brunch (Buffet)
The following categories will be judged for fun at the brunch event:
Sunday brunch will not be judged by garment but by creativity and fun! Skits welcome.
Enter your furbaby in the Most Photogenic Homecoming Girl and Boy contest by purchasing a ticket in the ticket section. Furbaby must be dressed. Trophies will be presented to each winner.
Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite.
2 day (Sst/Sunday) package $190.00
Homecoming (Sat) only $175.00
Kids 2 day package $85.00
General admission no dinner Saturday night $40.00
Most Photogenic tickets $25.00.
Competition International/Cotillion Judging Criteria
Costume Category-Pick any country – any era (Fur moms/dads costume must be in black or black cocktail)
Fur babies evening gowns girls/tuxedos boys
Fur mom and dads formal back attire
Costumes/Gowns/Tuxes will be judged by the following criteria:
• General first impression
• Originality and uniqueness of design
• Theme appropriateness
• Fit and comfort
• Construction of the garment to include stitching, neatness, proper sewing techniques
• Finished edges, clipped threads, no exposed wiring or boning
• Use of lining where appropriate
• Sewn rather than glued embellishments (exception crystals)
• Use of ornament and embellishments to include beading, laces, appliques, crystals, embroidery, piping
• Coordination of fabric types, fabric colors, fabric patterns, trims and ornament
• Use of advanced sewing techniques
• Only custom designed outfits will qualify.
The following behavioral traits will be judged with some traits weighing more heavily in the various categories:
- Overall first impression to include expression, poise, and grace
• Overall personality
• Star quality
• Comfort level when placed on the judging table
• Reaction when being touched by judges
• Ability to obey commands such as sit/stay/stand
• Comfort level on the runway
- Escorts of models are asked to wear black attire in order to better see fur baby outfits.
• Each category to be judged will consider the above criteria with weighting of points to vary depending on the category.
• Points will be tallied and comments made on the judging sheet for each entry.
• In the event of a tie in points, judges will make a decision on winners.
• Behavior, personality, star quality, and costume excellence will be considered in each category (except best designer awards) to determine winners.
• Best designer awards will be awarded on the costume judging criteria only.
• The following items will not be considered in judging:
• Whether the fur baby walks or is carried
• Strollers, props of any kind
• Past history of fur baby such as previous awards or rescue stories
• Parent costumes
• Any kind of tricks by the dog
• All fur babies not in a stroller must be on a leash at all times.
• Any fur baby not in a stroller must be wearing panties or a bellyband.
As G Girl Productions has started expanding into venues around the country more and more people are asking “what is G Girl?” “How did this get started?” “Why is G Girl doing these events?” These questions along with “wow that’s really wild” and “who would have ever dreamed?” For anyone who really knows Laura Souza all of those questions and more are quickly answered and it all starts to make sense. Laura isn’t just a crazy doggy mama with a good heart. She has a background that would astound many. Most of her life she has been involved in “show business” and the performing arts having studied under the best in the business and performed around the country in musical theater and opera productions that would impress any aficionado of music and theater. Her educational background includes study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, at Herbert Berghof Studio in NY with Uta Hagen, Circle in the Square in NY, with Lee Strasberg at Lee Strasberg Actors Studio in NY, with Michael Kahn, and a master’s degree in fine arts from NYU. She has performed in well-known productions around the country. To mention a few…Sound of Music, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Oliver, Hello Dolly, Annie, Oklahoma, Nine, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown…the list goes on and on. After sadly losing her voice due to surgery complications, she taught for a while at the university level.
So when you wonder how our “fairy godmother” Laura comes up with all of her “crazy ideas” for what the next furbaby ball or cotillion will be, it all comes from years of creativity, performance, and most of all love for the furbabies who benefit her many efforts for the rescue community. Her events are truly a production and entertainment for all who attend. Thank you Laura for using your many skills and your heart of gold to help so many furbabies and to provide a source of entertainment that soon the world will know even more about.
G Girl Productions in the news:
Florida Yorkie Rescue & Canine Rescue of North Augusta, SC
Florida Yorkie RescueFlorida Yorkie Rescue is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Yorkies, Morkies & Malteses under 12 lbs. If you need to surrender your yorkie for whatever reason, a permanent and loving home will be found. We guarantee it!FYR is not a shelter. It is a group of volunteers who work with rescued dogs in our own homes. All costs associated with the care of our dogs come from adoption donations and from the generosity of donors. We provide medical care, spaying/neutering, socialization and training of these dogs until a permanent home can be found.Through the commitment of our volunteers, FYR also strives to educate and counsel all pet owners about spaying/neutering, obedience training and other aspects of responsible pet ownership. Our organization encourages people to adopt Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses and other pets from shelters, humane societies, and rescue organizations. Florida Yorkie Rescue also provides assistance to adoptive homes to ensure the welfare of all dogs adopted through our organization.Our number one commitment is to the little Yorkies that come our way. We treat them as if they were our own babies! We carefully screen all applicants to assure your family pet is placed in the most stable and loving home where they will be doted on for the remainder of their life!Our Mission StatementThe mission of Florida Yorkie Rescue is to rescue Yorkies, Yorkie mixes and other small breeds regardless of age or additional handicaps that may be associated with aging or birth defects. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed.We pledge to promote responsible pet ownership through humane education and to provide shelter and care to our foster dogs until a loving, responsible home can be found. To evaluate each dog and potential home with the goal of matching our dogs to the best possible home. We also provide life-long, quality sanctuary for yorkies that may be too old or ill for adoption.This organization is made up entirely of people who volunteer their time and money to foster and place these little dogs in caring, loving homes. Almost all the dogs that come into Florida Yorkie Rescue need rehabilitation and training and we seek out medical care or alternative methods if traditional treatments do not work. All dogs that come into Florida Yorkie Rescue will be neutered or spayed and vaccinated.Mailing address:Florida Yorkie Rescue, Inc.2740 SW Martin Downs Blvd, #205Palm City, Florida 34990772-291-8101
Canine Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in North Augusta, South Carolina.
We have no employees and are staffed by 4 volunteers; 2 fulltime, 2 part-time. All puppies/dogs are fostered in 1 of 2 private foster homes.
We must limit the number of puppy/dog(s) we can foster due to our limited resources.
Our team consists of more than 50 years (combined) of “hands on” pet care and training; pre-adoption counseling and post adoption support.
We sincerely want to share the opportunity for others to experience the profound lesson in forgiveness, share the gift of unconditional love, and witness first-hand how truly appreciative these dogs are just to be a part of your life.
We are a NO KILL organization.
P.O. Box 7025
South Carolina 29861-7025
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G Girl Productions Enchanted Forest Gala Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN
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2019 Leather and Lace Homecoming Dance. Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek.
G Girl Fashionistas Rock the Runway for Canine Rescue featuring BarkNBoujee Canine Couture. December 1st 2018 at the W Hotel Buckhead, Atlanta GA.
G Girl Cotillion August 2018 at the New Yorker Hotel, New York.