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Shelia Huffman – Guest Contributor
Sep 14 2012
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(Left to Right) Patti Knowles, Debbie Bumbard, Leah Michaels, Cynthia Reynolds)

The Katy Trail Animal Hospital, located at Fitzhugh and McKinney, purchased a supply of the historical cookbook – Recipes and Recollections, Vickery Place Cooking Since 1911 – benefiting the Senior Pet Assistance Network (SPAN).  SPAN is the East Dallas organization that helps keep low income elderly and their pets together by providing pet food and basic veterinary care. 

The cookbook was co-edited by Kathy Harris and Shelia Huffman last year to celebrate the Vickery Place neighborhood centennial.  It features a collection of recipes from past and present residents of the neighborhood as well as local restaurants, photographs dating back to the 1920’s, food and entertaining quips from the Dallas Morning News archives and a humorous foreword by local author and storyteller, Rose Mary Rumbley. 

A big success last fall, it quickly sold out leaving many people without one so it has been reprinted and is available again this year.

Posing with Wheels, the Boston Terrier spokes-dog for the cookbook, are several staff members of the Katy Trail Clinic.

Wheels will be making future appearances at local retailers to promote the book.  Kathy and Shelia, along with Wheels, will be at Gypsy Wagon, 2926 Henderson Avenue, on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. serving goodies from the cookbook.

There will also be an opportunity to meet Wheels and enjoy treats from the cookbook at Jimmy’s Food Store at Bryan and Fitzhugh in early November with the exact date and time still to be announced.   The cookbook can also be ordered by calling 214-827-4568.