Mary Gracedel has spent her life giving to others, whether it be through her service or through fundraising.
For her 99th birthday, she has decided to raise money for the dogs...the dogs of Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue...and we are honored.
Ms. Mary may not have always had the heart for an inside dog as she does now, but as tells the story of Buster, her guard dog, you know she is quite smitten.
You see, Ms. Mary was asleep in bed with the covers over her face one day. Buster gently got on the bed, gently pulled back her blanket followed by her sheet, laid his face on hers as if to check to be sure she was breathing, and then put her sheet and blanket back in place. This is the love and relationship between Ms. Mary and Buster. She tells the story often.