The Florida Corgi Picnic, to benefit CorgiAid and Sunshine Corgi Rescue, began as a casual gathering of corgis and friends in George and Betty Bost’s backyard with 19 humans and their corgis in 1999. The FCP has now grown to 400-500 humans and over 350 corgis and corgi mixes. There are so many return attendees each year; puppies grow into seniors, friendships are renewed and grow each year. Many lifelong friendships have formed at the Florida Corgi Picnic. It is more than just a large ‘meet-up’, it is an event of fun, love, frapping, friendship and memories.
Celeste Militzer is the Florida Corgi Picnic Chairperson. Celeste, with a team of dedicated volunteers, work very hard throughout the year to plan this event, the location, the hotel, the food, the Raffle, the merchandise and so much more.
The Picnic is limited to Corgis, Corgi mixes and their humans! Picnic Events includes a raffle with amazing prizes, Corgi best dressed and trick contests, corgi racing, online and live auctions, a delicious BBQ lunch, pictures with Santa, and more. From a small gathering in 1999, this has grown to a weekend event including Friday night, all day Saturday and often spills over to Sunday as well.
The funds raised by the Florida Corgi Picnic have purchased many carts and provided support for CorgiAid Cart Program, and now also supports Sunshine Corgi Rescue which does amazing work in Florida.
About CorgiAid, Inc.
CorgiAid is a small volunteer-run operation. We depend on donations to help us fund the rescuers that provide care to Corgis in need. Other than some costs associated with doing business and fundraising, all funds go directly to the care of corgis and corgi mixes. CorgiAid is a government-blessed 501(c)3 charity with tax id number 94-3334612; donations are tax deductible.
Sunshine Corgi Rescue
Sunshine Corgi Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose purpose is for the prevention of cruelty to Welsh Corgis.
Specifically, this Corporation is organized to:
- Assist Welsh Corgis who are surrendered by their current owners, found as strays or discovered in animal shelters and to provide proper, permanent homes for unwanted Welsh Corgis by providing quality shelter and care for them until we are able to place them in their new home.
- Promote and advance public education concerning Welsh Corgis.
- Promote and advance public education concerning responsible dog ownership and canine good citizenship.
The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and shall not be conducted or operated for profit. No part of any profits or remainder residue from donation to the Corporation is used to benefit any director, volunteer or individual.
Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They may be sent to:
Sunshine Corgi Rescue
3900 Valley Lane
Titusville FL 32780
--> Celeste Militzer Howard – Florida Corgi Picnic Chairperson,
--> Christen Renee Redding, Dr. Len, Kelly Brantley – check-in
--> Santa Gregg and his helper Sam Walker – Anke Cirillo Photographer
--> Cyndi Rabey-Facebook Page
--> Celeste and Bill Howard, Kelly Brantley – auction bid takers
--> Cyndi Rabey and Keri Smith – work the auction,
--> Caryl Bahner-Guhin- Auctioneer and Announcer
--> Jeanne Caussin-picnic announcer
--> Wiley and his helpers Jenny LaCasse and Laura Moran – Raffle tickets and T-Shirts etc
--> Darla Flynn-Barkyard Sales
--> Virginia Brissette- Corgi Races
--> Joe Cavanaugh-Sunshine Corgi Rescue
--> Donna Midge Adams-Operation Afghanistan Christmas, Auction Spotter
Some of our Fabulous Team