Dina Goren, representing the Port Chester Dog Park group, announced that Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater will be sponsoring a fundraising event to raise money for the group to build a dog park in Abendroth park. The event will be on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. until closing and Garcia’s will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Dog Park.
So far, the group has raised about $7,000 offering portions of fence for sponspership and through holding fundraisers at local events like Port Chester Day and at last weekends Dog Park Extravaganza, where $2,000 was raised in one day, Goren said.
They are talking to businesses about sponsorships and are hopeful they will reach their goal more quickly now that funds have started coming in.Look for their table at Puttin On the Dog in Greenwich, Ct on Sept. 22 and will have a variety table at Hounds on the Sound in New Rochelle on Oct. 6.
Puttin On the Dog Show Info:
It's Adopt-a-Dog's 26th annual Puttin' on the Dog show at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Arch Street. Whether you're looking to adopt a dog or you want to show off your beloved pooch, this is the place to be—rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22. Judging categories include Puppy Love for pups under 12 months, Aged to Perfection for dogs at least age 10, Best Tail Wagger and the fun dog costume contest. Tickets—available at the gate—are $5 for children and seniors; $15 for adults.
Here is the latest message from the group on their website:
Thanks to everybody this event raised close to $2,000 that will go towards the building of the future Port Chester Dog Park!!! [BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!]
We’d like to give a special thank you to the individuals and businesses who donated raffle items for this event, including:
· Le Beastro Grooming in Rye [$75 gift certificate and specialty dog items]
· Jerry Terranova [Handcrafted Cutting Board]
· Mary Ann [Costume Jewelry]
· Whole Foods Port Chester [Variety of Whole Foods items]
· Pizza, Pasta, & Things [$25 Gift Certificate]
· Met Foods [Dog Food Basket]
· Joyce Rytelewski [Wine Basket and Avon Basket]
· Gina DiLillo [Movie Snacks and $25 Movie Gift Card]
· Paola Garcia [Grocery/Snack Basket]