This past weekend, members of the MVC team donned their “Woody’s Warriors” team shirts and participated in the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s annual Mutt Strut 5k.

The clever team moniker is a fond tribute to MVC designer Diane Speight’s late feline friend, Woody.

The MVC team did well overall: Lisa Aldridge received the first place ribbon for her age group and Tina finished second in hers. Other MVC members who participated include Diane Speight, Martina Henderson and Jeff Butler.

The Mutt Strut 5k and 1 Mile Walk is an event put on annually to raise money and encourage adoptions for the Northeast Georgia Humane Society, based in Gainesville, Ga.


The MVC team from left to right: Jeff Butler, Lisa Aldridge, Diane Speight, Tina Carlson, Catherine Henderson, Martina Henderson and Tabitha Davidson-Weaver.


Lisa Aldridge received the first place medal for her age group.


Jeff Butler and his dog Murphy perform tricks after the race.



The MVC team shirts included this logo, in memory of Diane Speight’s late pet.