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MANNA’s Pie in the Sky Fundraiser and The National Dog Show Download

25:52 Download November 16th, 2019

Kristen speaks with Laura Payne, the Senior Manager, Marketing & Events for MANNA. Their 23rd annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser is going on now! Pie in the Sky is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It helps MANNA to continue serving 1.3 million meals a year to individuals battling life threatening illnesses in the Delaware Valley. BUY A PIE, FEED A FAMILY! Order your Thanksgiving pies now at

Then, Dr. Suzanne Dempsey, Medical Director and Criticalist at the Center For Animal Referral and Emergency Services (or C.A.R.E.S.) in Langhorne returns to BEN Around Philly as a sponsor of The National Dog Show, as well as our Mutt Madness contests here on BEN-FM, and a friend. Hear about Dr. Dempsey’s and C.A.R.E.S. involvement with these fun pet events and contests, as well as their passion for taking care of our furry family members despite how emotionally taxing the very nature of the job itself can be, and learn about the opportunities that Suzanne and her colleagues currently have available for vet techs at C.A.R.E.S. Learn more at and apply for vet tech opportunities at

Then, Kristen Herrmann speaks with Ed Harris, the Chief Marketing Officer at the Valley Forge Tourism Board about Montgomery County hosting the National Dog Show each year, plus all of the many dog friendly businesses and activities in the area, hotel packages, and more. Find more information at www.valleyforge.organd a list of dog friendly resources at

The National Dog Show is happening November 16th and 17th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks with over 2,000 dogs from 190 different breeds. Saturday is the day of the Thanksgiving Day TV taping, and both days will feature a number of great activities and entertainment options for the entire family. As one of the few remaining, and oldest benched dog shows in the country, this basically means that at the National Dog Show –  the public gets to meet all the dogs!!! It’s such a fun event, and we’re so lucky to have it here in our area! www.NationalDogShow.comfor tickets and information.

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