Greyhound Rescue of New England is planning a walk-a-thon fundraiser to be held at River Bend Farm, Uxbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The rain date will be Sunday, September 8th. River Bend Farm is a state park along the scenic Blackstone River. The walk is two miles long and participants have the option of walking the entire route or just a portion of the route.
The walk-a-thon is Greyhound Rescue’s largest fundraiser of the year and organizers have worked long hours to line up an impressive day of events and prizes. Participants are invited to bring their children, dogs and friends to take part in the event featuring the walk as well as the opportunity to purchase merchandise from vendors, share greyhound stories and learn about the breed. Games will be held, a silent auction will take place and food will be served. Vendors at the event will include: Alpaca Artwear, The Greyhound Project, Classy Couch Potatoes, Sutton Animal Hospital, The Sleeping Bear Company and Grammies Jammies.
The day’s schedule is as follows:
- 11:00 am: Walk registration.
- noon: Blessing of the Hounds by Pastor Bruce, followed by the walk.
- 2:00 pm: Top three pledge collectors will be announced and doggie games will begin.
- 2:15 pm: Raffle.
- 3:00 pm: Silent auction
Participants who collect over $75 in donations will receive a free tshirt and goodie bag containing prizes worth over $25. Special prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraisers including the first prize of $250-a gift certificate to Petco. Second prize is a basket of goodies valued at over $100 and third prize is a $75 basket.
Organizers ask participants to please refrain from bringing small animals, to keep their dogs leashed and show proof of their dog’s rabies vaccination. Children under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult.
To register for the event call 508-478-1617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at the organization’s website www.greyhoundrescuene.org.
Greyhound Rescue of New England is a non-profit organization founded in 1999, dedicated to finding homes for retired greyhound racing dogs.
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