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Rollie Broeman, 2017 Pet of the Year

By Jennifer McComb, Executive Director of Ocean Reef All Charities


The inaugural offer of "Your Dog or Cat Crowned Pet of the Year" was a popular auction item at this year's All Charities Weekend. The winner was Ina Broeman, her cherished family golden retriever "Rollie" to receive the crown.

Rollie was born on April 1, 2007 in the hills of Kentucky where he was adopted by the late Dwight Broeman. Rollie now summers in Cincinnati and winters at Ocean Reef. His favorite spot at The Reef became his bench outside the Ocean Room waiting for his Dad to finish breakfast. You can still often find Rollie on the bench with his new buddy Binx waiting for Dwight's son Chuck to finish his breakfast!

The 2017 All Charities Silent Auction co-chair Pippa McHugh was delighted to hear the announcement, adding, "Rollie was the first dog we met on The Reef and is still our favorite."

Mark your calendar! Online bidding for the next Pet of the Year will begin on February 2, 2018 at www.bidorc.org.