Bark-n-the-Park tomorrow to benefit Lennie’s Kids

Published 5:06 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

On Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Bark-n-the-Park will be held at Harmon Field walking trails and covered picnic area. The event will be raising money for Lennie’s Kids, an organization that works with Foothills Humane Society and local vets to assist sick, injured, and abandoned animals by helping provide medical care and placing them in foster and forever homes.

A large percentage of these animals come into the shelter with high-level heartworms and are difficult to adopt-out because of the extraordinary expense to treat this condition. Rather than euthanize these animals, Lennie Rizzo, of Lennie’s Kids, finds willing adopters or foster homes, and then takes on much of the financial responsibility for their medical care himself.

To participate in this fundraiser, walkers (with or without their pets) should get family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers to sponsor them by donating money for Lennie’s Kids. There is no minimum donation required. Walkers will collect the money from sponsors and bring it, along with their walking shoes, on Nov. 13 to take part in this event. Harmon Field’s trail is just over one mile, and participants can walk as much or little as they desire, even looping multiple times if they wish. Dogs must be properly leashed. Company, church, and school groups are encouraged to take part.

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There will be concessions for lunch with grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, and drinks available, with all proceeds going to Lennie’s Kids. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle with items donated by local businesses. Green Creek Miniature Horse Farm is bringing some of their horses for rides and petting. All school age children who get sponsors and participate in Bark-N-the-Park will get free lunch from the concessions.

To register to participate in this event, please call Ami/Terri at Gibbs Welding and Crane Service at 864-457-4544, or Terri Edwards at 828-863-4231 or cell 828-817-5857.