First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Visitors to Celebrate Art and Dogs at the Governor’s Residence

Final “Second Sunday” Event Will Highlight “Man’s Best Friend”

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg on Sunday, Sept. 8, for the city’s annual Gallery Walk. The event is part of the “Second Sunday” series and will feature canine art, live demonstrations and other dog-related programming.

Visitors can see the latest art exhibition, “If You Want a Friend in Politics, Get a Dog,” on loan from the American Kennel Club. The art exhibition is the largest public display of AKC art in the organization’s history.

Special programming will be offered from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. including demonstrations by trained search and rescue, explosives, drug and service dogs. Information will be available on adoptable dogs in the community, dog licensing, creating a pet-friendly garden and more.  Winning artwork from the 2013 “Lucky Dog Art Contest” will also be on display.

“The governor and I look forward to welcoming the community back to the Governor’s Residence for the last ‘Second Sunday’ event of the summer,” Mrs. Corbett said. “It is our hope that visitors will enjoy this unique art exhibition as well as the special programming that highlights why dogs truly are ‘man’s best friend.’”

Participating organizations will include the Art Association of Harrisburg, Capitol Police, Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania State Police, Susquehanna Service Dogs and the Red Rose K-9 Search and Rescue Team. 

Visitors are invited to view the current art exhibition at the Governor’s Residence from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special programming, including all dog demonstrations, will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, visit www.pa.gov/firstlady or contact the First Lady’s Office at 717-787-1965.

Media contact:    Kirsten Page, Governor’s Press Office, 717-783-1116

                            Ashley Mostek, First Lady’s Office, 717-787-1965

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