Park fundraiser to help dog programsMembers of the Jamestown, Modern Woodmen of America chapter will sponsor a Bark in the Park fundraiser on Sunday to benefit Service Dogs for America and Prairie Paws Rescue.
Members of the Jamestown, Modern Woodmen of America chapter will sponsor a Bark in the Park fundraiser on Sunday to benefit Service Dogs for America and Prairie Paws Rescue.
Plans for the fundraiser include a chance for people and their dogs to enjoy a one-mile walk together in the park and help Prairie Paws Rescue and Service Dogs for America.
The dog walk starts at McElroy Park, goes through to Pepper’s Dog Park and back to McElroy; planned is a contest for look-a-like, best costume, silly dog tricks and best tail wagging.
Registration starts at noon, the walk begins at 1 p.m. and activities starting around 2 p.m. in the Sertoma Area of the park.
Demonstrations including obedience, grooming, the K-9 unit and many vendors throughout the park are planned. Brats and hot dogs will be served in the park.
The money raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen home office, up to $2,500, through the fraternal benefit society’s matching fund program and will be used for its student scholarship fund.
SDA’s mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to gain greater independence and autonomy by the use of a trained and certified service dog, and to do so without adding excessive financial burden to those using the program.
Admission to the event is $10 for anyone age 12 or younger, $15 for anyone 13 or older or $25 per family. The fee includes food.
The matching fund program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need by holding fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $6.5 million to community needs nationwide each year.
For more information about on how to contribute to this fundraising event contact. Shelley Nannenga at 701-658-0330.