|Stormy weather delays Weakley County Bark for Life |
|Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:26 pm |
|Saturday’s stormy weather may have rained out some events across the county, but animal lovers who were set on participating in the county’s Bark for Life, will still have an opportunity to see canines in action. |
Bark For Life was set to take place on Saturday at the Martin Recreation Complex. The spring weather only postponed the canine event, which was rescheduled for Saturday, May 8. The Bark for Life’s new location is now at the Virginia Weldon Park in Martin from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day.
Bark For Life is a fundraising event for canines and their owners. It is similar to a Relay For Life but this event is for dogs. The money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. There is one team from each of the three Relay For Life events in Weakley Co. Beech Spring Baptist is participating from Weakley East, Family Ties from Weakley Southwest, and Weakley Co. Animal Clinic from Weakley West.
The proceeds will be split equally from the Bark For Life among all three Relay For Life events. Contact any of the three teams with questions. There will be a ceremony recognizing the canine survivors and caregivers. Canine owners that are survivors and canine owners that are caregivers will also be recognized.
Luminarias will be available for purchase to remember or honor those that have been affected by cancer.
The cost to participate is $15 per dog the day of the event. Participants can pre-register at Weakley Co. Animal Clinic for $10.
Every dog that enters will receive an appreciation gift. It is an additional $5 charge to enter the dog show. There will be prizes for each winner.
There is also a Top Dog prize basket award for the dog that raises the most money before the event. Dogs are encouraged to raise donations between now and the day of the event. Everyone is invited to attend the event. Admission is free.