The 28th Annual
GATHERING AT SUNNYBANK

Treve: Terhune’s Golden-Tawny Collie

August 17 & 18, 2024

381 Terhune Drive, Wayne NJ 07470

 

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Food Trucks both days!

SCHEDULED EVENTS

GATHERING “MEET N GREET”

FRIDAY FROM 6-9 PM
HILTON GARDEN INN, 15 Nevins Road, Wayne NJ 07470

Terhune Sunnybank Memorial (TSM) will be kicking off the weekend! Please come to greet TSM friends, see the Sunnybank scrapbooks and enjoy the auctions.

SUNNYBANK SATURDAY

Terhune Sunnybank Memorial Hosted Events

Sunnybank Walking Tour – 9:00 am

Canine Good Citizen Test – 9:00 am
$20
Evaluator: Joni Primas
CGC dogs must be 6 months or older
Entries Limited – Pre-registration Required. Cash/Check only.
Contact Sue Chandler 973-723-1997 greyskyes110@optonline.net

Therapy Dog Certification – 9:00 am
$30
Evaluators: Kira Wright & Jeffrey Ball – Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs
Therapy dogs must be 1 year or older
Entries Limited – Pre-registration Required. Cash/Check only.
Contact Sue Chandler 973-723-1997 greyskyes110@optonline.net

Special Guest Speakers – 10:30 am
Kathryn George • Kristina Marshall • Judy Leathers • More TBA!

Collie Memorial – 2:00 pm
Order memorial cards on the CHF Shop: LINK TBD
For more information, contact Susan DeLorenzo
201-906-1912 or susiezo@aol.com

Live Auction

Sunnybank at Night – 6:00 pm
Portobello’s Banquet
175 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland

COLLIE SUNDAY

Virtues Match – 9:00 am
Moderated by Carrie Lenhart, Marnus Collies
Judges: TBD

Live Auction

The Gathering Juniors Match – 1:00 pm
Judge: TBD

Lad Memorial Match – to follow Juniors Match
Judges: TBD

BUFFET DINNER

Portobello
Saturday, August 19
155 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland NJ

$38 Advance Reservations until August 16th
$48 After August 16th and at Door
Sunnybank Dinner Reservations

HOTELS

RESIDENCE INN by Marriott – DEADLINE FOR RATE: JULY 10th
30 Nevins Road, Wayne NJ 07470
164-174 per night / $50 Non-Refundable Pet Cleaning Fee
Book before 7/17/2023 using “Collie Health Foundation” group.
Hot breakfast buffet included
Call 973-872-7100 or book online:
HILTON GARDEN INN – DEADLINE FOR RATE: JULY 17th
15 Nevins Road, Wayne NJ 07470
Next door to Residence Inn and close to Sunnybank
$154 per night for Standard King or Standard Double Queens
$75 one time pet fee, 2 dogs max.
Restaurant onsite
Call 973-878-1007 using “CHF” Group or book online:

About the Gathering…

The Gathering is held the third weekend in August at the “mecca” of Colliedom, Sunnybank, in Wayne, New Jersey. Sunnybank was the home of Albert Payson Terhune, renowned dog writer, Collie breeder, and owner. This magical place, Sunnybank, served as the setting for many of his famous dog stories. Unfortunately, the Sunnybank house was demolished in 1969, but nine acres of the property remain for the public to enjoy. Here you can see the graves of the Lad, Bruce, and Jean, as well as the graves of the other Collie greats like Wolf, Fair Ellen, Treve, and Gray Dawn at Champion Rock. Stop by the old puppy run, and relax as the Master and Mistress did in years gone by at the Lily Pool.

The most loved of any of the Collie Health Foundation sponsored events brings fans of the Master and Collie fanciers from all over the world. The festivities have been managed for over 20 years by our own Madam of Sunnybank, Gerrie Oliver. The first day is devoted to the Sunnybank story, Albert and Anice, and of course the Sunnybank Collies. Speakers bring the past back to life and the breeze brings us to understand the magic that is Sunnybank. Saturday afternoon may be devoted to clinics and Sunnybank centered events! The “Madam” hosts a wonderful dinner for all of her friends that is part of this glorious weekend. The Madam has a special cake each year to fit the occasion – it is always beautiful, but hurry to get a picture! Then it is off to bed to be fresh for Sunday’s activities.

Sunday brings us the Virtues Match, the Lad Memorial Match, and so much more. There are silent auctions, premium items with the theme of this year’s Gathering, and promotional items from CHF, plus exciting live auctions each day. Come join us, and hear the trumpeting barks of Collies that fill the air over Sunnybank once again.

Held by and for the benefit of the Collie Health Foundation!