Joan Schramm of Annapolis, Maryland writes:
“I volunteer with the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League and recently took over as the publicity coordinator for Maryland/D.C.
“I’d like some new ideas for getting the word out about our monthly Meet and Greet events (where we set up at local pet stores and bring some of our dogs for people to meet and learn about Great Danes) and for our larger events, such as our annual Parade of Paws, Bull Roast, etc.
“We have about 80 Danes looking for homes, and we’re in desperate need of more people to foster Danes while they’re looking for their forever home.
“We’re having our annual Bull Roast and Silent Auction on May 5 this year, and I’d love to get some tips from your other readers on how we can really publicize this and get a big crowd. I thought about trying to get some local news celebrity to kick it off, or do a live broadcast, or something, and I also thought about trying to get some local corporate sponsors.”