Are you ready to pawty? Wanna win a Jeep?
Our favorite time of year is here – take a look at what we have in store for you, below are final details – hope you will join the festivities . . . Saturday will be dry and sunny; don’t miss out on the fun because of colder temps – we will have plenty of hot coffee, hot tea and hot cider – along with other water and soft drinks to enhance our yummy lunch menu.
Check out more info regarding The Wet Nose Project at the end of this email…and more Jeep contest details, too.
FALL CELEBRATION & HALLOWEEN CONTESTS
10 – 3, Saturday, November 2
We ask that only member dogs who are comfortable in crowds and are not resource aggressive attend this event. There will be lots of pup excitement, new dogs and humans to meet, and plenty of treats and intoxicating smells for our 4-Leggeds.
Even if your pooch is not coming – you should consider coming solo or with your human family. Check out the activities for future events for your pup, enjoy the camaraderie of hanging with your dog park friends, have “Lunch on Us”. And, maybe, win a prize in our Attendance Drawing or Guessing Games (all free!).
If you and/or your pooch are coming:
When you arrive:
While most of our activities are free – we do sell dog park merchandise as an ongoing fund raiser. Plenty of inventory variety will be available, cash and carry. We will also take special orders at Booth 1. SWCDP will place a master order on Nov 5 – so this is a great time to get exactly what you want if you don’t see it on display.
Check out all the special order options at our webstore.
Restroom and Sink:
Located in front at the end of the ramp – we have rented an ADA size restroom and a sink with water and paper towels –will be available during our event. Please be sure that door stays closed to keep off-leash dogs and other critters out
VOLUNTEERS & LOANERS
We still need a few more helpers – mostly during the 1:00 to 3:00 slots – and another table or two would be very useful
Click link above link if you can volunteer or contact us directly if you have a table.
NOTE: We have one folding table via a member – but it does not have a name on it. If you dropped off a loaner table earlier this week – please let us know so we can put your name on it for easy return.
LUNCH on Us
for the Humans
11:00am to 2:00pm
COSTUME CONTEST – for the Dogs
and JUST FOR FUN – for Everyone
To qualify for costume contest:
First Place – $50 Gift Certificate for Biggie’s Restaurant
Second Place – $25 Gift Certificate for Biggie’s Restaurant
Third Place – $15 Gift Certificate for Biggie’s Restaurant
Just For Fun – What is this???
The Just for Fun element is another amenity of the Photo Booth – and – is as the name suggests. Humans and dogs dressed up with these props do not qualify for the Costume Contest prizes (see above explanation). It’s Just for Fun. However, if you have officially entered your dog (s) in the Costume Contest but want to add some personal glitz for yourself, feel free to pick some fun stuff from the Props Table – Anything Goes!
SWCDP Prop’s Table is loaded with a huge variety of items….some donated costumes for the dogs, but mostly a large variety of goodies for humans who want to get silly and join the fun (hats, beads, face masks, headbands, feathers, and more). Anyone visiting the Photo Booth is welcomed to use any of the props for their photo session, dogs or humans, whether using Just for Fun or as extra glitz for the humans who have entered their dog (s) in the costume contest.
We will offer three small prizes for the best Just for Fun photo. which is separate from the Costume Contest.
First Place – Bag Chicken Jerky for 4-Legged; 2 SWCDP Koozies for 2-Legged
Second Place – Bag Chicken Jerky for 4-Legged; 2 SWCDP Koozies for 2-Legged
Third Place – Bag Chicken Jerky for 4-Legged; 2 SWCDP Koozies for 2-Legged
NOTE: Winners will be determined by our members at-large in mid-late November; one ballot per household. SWCDP will publish a ballot with photos and send to all current members (members need not attend the event to qualify to vote). Winners will be notified by email with directions for prize pick up. The ballot will have two sections: Costume Contest and Just for Fun
CUPCAKE CONTEST – for the Humans
We encourage our members who enjoy baking to participate in this event. Most of us love home baked goodies – please share your baking skills with us. This is an opportunity to win a great prize while also helping us provide delicious treats for our Refreshment Booth dessert table.
First Place – SWCDP 2020-2021 Membership (one dog) – $47-62 value
Second Place – SWCDP Hoodie or Sweatshirt – $30-37 value
Third Place – SWCDP Hat, Cap, or Tote – $18 value
To qualify for cupcake contest:
NOTE: Winners will be selected by end of event and will be notified via email with instructions for prize pick up. It is not necessary for you to be there for the judging.
OTHER PRIZES – for the Humans
Attendance Drawing – three winners!
First Place – $30 Gift Certificate to Imo’s Pizza
Second Place – $25 Gift Certificate to Schnuck’s
Third Place – Bottle of wine ($25 value)
Guessing Games – two winners!
First Question Winner – Starbucks Gift Basket
Second Question Winner – Starbucks Gift Basket
NOTE: Attendance drawing winners will be determined at 3pm; Guessing Games winners determined after event. All winners will be notified via email with instructions for prize pick up – you do not need to be at the event at time of winner selection.
SWCDP Guest Booth
Who doesn’t love a wet nose?
Since we are all dog lovers and so many of us have or have had dogs from a variety of rescue and adoption organizations – we thought you might like to learn about a new organization with big plans to make a major impact for homeless Metro area canines – dogs (& cats) with the most desperate needs.
You can learn about the Wet Nose Project (rescue support, training support dogs for Veterans, canine hospice home) by visiting their website.
The Founder (s) of the Wet Nose Project will have a booth at our November 2 event. Please drop by the booth to learn more details about what they have going on….
We particularly like the fact that they give top priority to distributing funds directly to Veterinarians on behalf of homeless dogs with the most severe medical needs. Many of these dogs would be euthanized due to lack of rescue organization funds. It is a sad and true fact that most of the rescue groups are also managed by volunteers and always run on a shoe string budget, frequently with a deficit. There are simply not enough available funds for all of the medical and surgical care needed – so the Wet Nose Project is there to save a few more innocent animals that might not otherwise have a chance for a new life.
Who wants to win a Jeep Wrangler?
No pressure to buy a raffle ticket – but – for those who might like to direct a small donation to this organization while at the same time having a chance (or multiple chances!) to win a Jeep….tickets will be available at The Wet Nose Project “Booth 7” in Alternate Dog Park during our Nov 2 event. You can also make any kind of donation, large or small, at our event booth or at their website.
One ticket – $20
Six tickets – $100
Hope to see you all at the event. Remember – there is plenty to do even if Halloween is not your thing…come and make new friends and visit your regular pals, too.