More than a million reasons to love Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ
By Lynne Marsala Basche; photo courtesy of the DDFL
On Saturday, August 19, Castle Pines residents Jana and Fred Bartlit hosted the 16th Annual Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ and welcomed 530 guests to their home for a good cause. Lulu’s BBQ benefits homeless pets and horses at the Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL).
The evening included cocktails, a gourmet barbecue dinner by Chef Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse (in Buffalo Gap, Texas), silent and live auctions, a chance to mingle with adorable, adoptable pets and a private concert by Grammy-award-winning artist Seal (pictured above center).
The event raised close to $1.5 million, which will help provide veterinary care, behavior training and other critical services for homeless pets and horses in the DDFL’s care.
Public Relations Manager Maia Brusseau said, “Jana and Fred Bartlit are long-time generous supporters of the Dumb Friends League. The Bartlits continue to make a tremendous difference for homeless pets through Jana’s service as a lifetime member of the board of directors, their ongoing philanthropy, and their funding of the Lulu Mobile, a traveling spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs in underserved communities.”