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AWS “Bark in the Park” Set for June 7

By Staff | May 16, 2014

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having its 8th annual Bark in the Park fundraising event at Jefferson Memorial Park in Charles Town, WV. The event will be held on June 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with registration at 9:30.

There will be a Blessing of the Animals; an Interactive Dog Pledge Walk; canine demonstrations; dog and owner games; vendors that include dog rescues, crafts, products and delicious food provided by Big Daddy’s BBQ. There will also be canine contests: owner lookalike, best dressed, best vocalist, best tail wagger, best kisser and best trick. All registered dogs will have an opportunity to be photographed by Barbara Keech of Keech Photography. These free photos will be entered into the Jefferson County Canine Calendar contest. For more information about the calendar, visit the www.awsjc.org.

For a doggone good time, plan to spend the day and quality canine time while benefitting the homeless pets at the Animal Welfare Society shelter.

Registration is a $10 donation per dog for the event and each canine friend receives a doggy bandana. Collect pledges from friends and family to participate in the Interactive Dog Walk, similar to a walkathon, with suggested pledges beginning at $5 per lap.

This major fundraiser for the Animal Welfare Society depends on the contributions from these pledges to help sustain the Society’s animal shelter on Leetown Pike and other programs. Print the Dog Walk Pledge and Registration Form from the AWS website www.awsjc.org and start collecting pledges now. Individuals and businesses who would like to sponsor the event or set up a booth as a vendor should visit the AWS website for more info and forms or call 304-725-5972.