Princess for an Evening - 2015


Princesses, grab your favorite gentleman (dad, grandfather, uncle, big brother or special man in your life) and spend an enchanted evening dancing the night away at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelters Princess for an Evening.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Huclkleberry’s Banquet Hall in Prairie du Chien.  Each princess will receive a free corsage, donated by Kembles Greenhouse, and a tiara.
Photographer Brian Cipra will capture this priceless memory in a 5x7 photo, which is included with the price of admission. A group ballroom dance lesson, taught by Lynn Rider, will begin at 7 p.m.

Refreshments, including a "Princess Cake,” provided by Ma’s Bakery of Bloomington, will be served throughout the evening.

A music will play the latest hits.

As always, hula hoop and limbo contests will be held for princesses and their dates. Every princess with a date, dining at Huckleberry’s prior to the dance, will receive a free "Princess Parfait?
Two hundred balloons floating from the ceiling and fresh spring flowers will add the finishing touches to Princess for an Evening.
Spectators are welcome at 8:30 PM. This special evening will conclude with a group picture at 9 p.rn.
Advance tickets are available at Tender Care Animal Hospital, Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly and Dr. Donna Higgins’ Optometry office.
Tickets are also available at the door. Princess for an Evening is sponsored by Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, Tender Care Animal Hospital and Dr. Donna Higgins Optometry.
For more information, con tact Bev Pozega at (608) 326-2914 or Jill Cipra at (608) 326-4870 .

Pizza Hut Guest Server Night

DSC_0027Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) volunteers Dr. Jami Quick, Tina Osterhaus, Jill Cipra and Bev Pozega learned the fine techniques of waitressing in efforts to raise funds for a desperately needed animal shelter for the PdC area. Monday evening, March 16th, the group took part in Pizza Hut’s Guest Server Night. All tips generated between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. were donated to RABAS. As part of Guest Server Night, Pizza Hut generously matches up to $500 of those tips. “Once again, the community came out to show their support for this worthy cause” said Bev. “In fact, we surpassed the $500 match requirement and were amazed to realize $924 in the tip jar” added Tina. The group will receive a check for an additional $500 from Daland Corporation DBA Pizza Hut in a few days, according to Cindy Spiker, manager of Your Hometown Pizza Hut. Chance, RABAS’ large and furry mascot helped to spread the word about Guest Server Night by strolling in front of the restaurant.

For more information on Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter, please visit our website at or contact Bev at  (608)326-2914. Donations are tax deductible and may be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC, WI 53821

Pictured above are Dr. Jami Quick, Chance, and Tina Osterhaus.

Pizza Hut Guest Server Night–March 16, 2015

Once again, “Your Friendly Hometown Pizza Hut” will team up with Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) to raise money for a desperately needed animal shelter. On Monday, March 16th, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., fresh, piping hot pizzas as well as other Pizza Hut favorites will be delivered to your table by RABAS volunteers. The guest servers include Dr. Jami Quick, owner of Tender Care Animal Hospital, Jill Cipra, Tina Osterhaus and Bev Pozega, all members of the non-profit organization. All tips (up to $500) will be generously matched by Pizza Hut. “In the past, we have had outstanding support from the community and we have reached our $500 goal” said Jill Cipra, RABAS treasurer. “We hope that once again the community will join us at Pizza Hut to help us in our efforts”, added Bev Pozega. RABAS volunteers will be available to answer questions about their progress and upcoming events.
Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter is beginning their 8th year of fundraising. In 2013, Steve and Lynda Welter donated 2 acres of land at the intersection of 22nd St. and Campion Blvd. This generous donation means that all monetary donations and funds raised by this hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers did not have to be used for the purchase of land. RABAS’ building committee has been visiting shelters in cities similar in size to Prairie to Chien to gather ideas and talk to staff. The group hopes to begin property development this summer.
Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization raising money for an animal shelter for the PdC Area. Your donation is tax exempt and may be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821. For more information on RABAS, please contact Bev at 326-2914 or visit our website at

    See Past Photos here

    Join Us for St. Pat’s Day Parade

    Bulldog-St-Patricks-Card-MH52467Join Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter on March 14, 2015, at St. Feriole Island for a terrific parade through downtown Prairie du Chien. Wear Green and dress up your pet in green.

    Lineup time is 9 a.m. Bring your pet to St. Feriole Island and look for Rivers and Bluffs. If you can’t find us, please call (608) 306-1260.

    The Parade route is from St. Feriole Island, West along Blackhawk Drive, then north on S. Michigan Street,  then back to the Island East on E. Washington Street,

    Dogs need to be leashed, friendly, current on vaccinations and no females in heat. . Dogs also need to be friendly and well socialized.

    People can bring dog treats and candy to hand out, but we cannot throw it.