Sneak peek at local businesses participating in Bark-in-the-Park

Published 5:59 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Local businesses are stepping up to help Lennie’s Kids’ second annual “Bark-in-the-Park.”
The following companies have donated prizes for the raffle: Costco of Spartanburg; Red Fox Country Club, Tryon Country Club, Side Street Pizza, Drake House of Landrum, Mount View Grill, Larkin’s in Columbus, Carruth’s Furniture, Tammy Gilbert Massage, Nature’s Storehouse, Landrum Car Wash, Landrum Lube, Car Quest of Columbus,  Landrum NAPA, Landrum Hardware, Gibbs Welding and Crane Service, Inc., Hay Rack of Landrum, Williamson’s Paint Center, Landrum Vet, Tryon Mountain Hardware, Cowan’s Hardware,  Pet Gallery of Landrum and Book Shelf of Tryon.
Also contributing is Little Mountain Farm Supply, which donated brand new horse blankets, feeding buckets, gear bags, halters and much more. These items will be sold during the event.
Bark-in-the-Park will be Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Harmon Field walking trails. The event raises funds for Lennie’s Kids, which 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 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, giving them a second chance.
To participate in this fundraiser, walkers (with or without their pets) are asked to get family, friends, co-workers and even strangers to sponsor them by donating money for Lennie’s Kids. No minimum donation is required. Walkers can collect money from sponsors and bring it, along with their walking shoes, on Nov. 5 to take part in this event.
Harmon Field’s trail is just over one mile, and participants can walk as much or as 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.
There will be concessions for lunch with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and drinks available, with all proceeds going to Lennie’s Kids. Lennie’s Kids T-shirts will be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored by Gibbs Welding and Crane Service, Inc. in Landrum. To register to participate or preorder T-shirts, call 864-457-4544 and ask for Ami or Terri or email
– article submitted
by Terri Edwards

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