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May 2, 2015 OPEN HOUSE


Saturday, May 2, 2015 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2908-A Oak Ridge Road ~ Oak Ridge, NC 27310
336.643.0233 www.greyhoundfriends.com

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It's our 21st Year and we are in the planning a GREYT event. Mark you calendars.    

Additional overflow parking:  The church directly across from the driveway entrance on Oak Ridge Road has given us permission to park. Please park in rows so that it's easy entry & exit.  A little further to walk to the kennel but we have limited space.

Invitation to all Past, Present and Perspective owners of Greyhounds to join us in our May Open House .  This event is to raise funds to support our ongoing adoption program that includes the care of the greyhounds while awaiting adoption, veterinary expenses, shelter operational expenses and food.  We highlight the day with live entertainment, vendors, demonstrations, Hound Cafe, Pet Therapy Bake Sale, Blessing of the Animals, raffle tickets and last but not least, shopping and more shopping.  I encourage you to attend and be apart of this exciting fund-raising day.

While the focus of the event will be on greyhounds, we encourage old and new visitors to the "greyhound world" and all leashed pets are welcome.  Please remember that Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.

 

 A few pictures from 2014 Cinco de Mayo Open House - Thanks to YOU, beautiful weather and Dennis and Claire, we consider the event a HUGE success.

2014 GFNC Open House Pics Photos by amysgreys on Photobucket

 

 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

 

Jason Hancock - Speaker followed by Questions and Answers (2015) 
Presentation between 1-2PM   “A Racing Greyhound’s Life”

 “A Racing Greyhound’s Life" - from breeding to retirement”.  Many questions I am asked about greyhounds pertain to their life prior to retirement.  This seminar is designed to curtain many of the questions and or myths about how greyhounds are raised and raced.  I will provide factual information and answer any questions that may arise.  The seminar starts with the breeding selection and process, then onto whelping, nursing, and weaning.  Then I will explain what happens during their first year of life, then explain how finishing works and how a dog is selected for each track.  From that point it is onto track like, what it is like to live in a racing kennel and how the racing works.  Last but certainly not least is how the dog transitions from racing to retirement.  All this is done using a powerpoint presentation with my lecture and MANY MANY cute puppy and adult greyhound pictures.  My goal is to help everyone understand what their dog has experienced before they met them.  

About Jason:

Jason has been involved in all aspects of greyhounds.  He was introduced to the breed in 1999 after meeting one at a meet and greet.  Shortly after that in 2002 he adopted his first greyhound, Emma.  His love of the breed grew from there.  Jason has been involved in adoption, working in an adoption kennel, working at a racing kennel, helping at and visiting several farms and attending many racetracks along the east coast.  Jason has done almost everything there is to do with a racing greyhound, assist with whiry gig, sprinting, hand slipping, benching, tattooing puppies, bringing to weigh in, feeding, pick up post race, cool down, and owing racing greyhounds.  He has had numerous long conversations with some of the older men and woman in the greyhound industry and has learned a tremendous amount about the breed and racing.  Jason is a NGA member and currently owns 2 racers and is in the market for a brood lease to raise his own litter.  He has two children, Sierra who is 14 and Isabella who is 4.  His greyhounds include a brood named Flying Cleburne, her nephew Flying Lone Wolf who is a 2013 All American greyhound, Cleburne’s son, Flyin Commandant who is her top offspring, littermates Chucky and Rita and Linda.  He has given seminars in the past about famous sires at GFNC’s Mountain Hounds and Greyhound Crossroads Beach Bound Hounds. 

Sitzen K9 Dog Training-2015   James Voyatzis
Full service dog training specializing in advanced obedience, behavior modification, socialization, and working dogs.
Meet him on Facebook:  https://facebook.com/SitzenK9 
10 a.m. Question/Answer session and Basic obediance commands.
Possibly a  Lucky greyhound from audience will be used in the presentation. 

Kennel Tours and Adoption Information throughout the day

Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Susan Scott Downs 2015 @ 11:30AM
                                    

Boy Scout Troop #139
Nikky Nag, Assistant Scout Master and Troop will assist in parking in the upper lot. Please be mindful and park only in marked lot. Please do NOT park on any of the grassy areas.

GFNC Pet Therapy -2015 Homemade delicious BAKE SALE

Hound Cafe ~
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Chili, and condiments. Complimented by soft drinks, water and chips.  Come hungry, we'll have GREYT food, good company and all proceeds benefit the hounds!

Hound Salon ~ Nail trims $5 each hound.

 Fill the Van ~ GFNC's van doors will be left open in the parking lot for donations. Please help us by donating much needed basic cleaning supplies and daily items.
Wish list includes:  washing detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, lots of bleach, hose & nozzles and blankets.  All are very much appreciated!

Greyhound Friends of NC, Charlotte Satellite will host the Bag Raffle.  LOTs of wonderful greyhound items for you to choose from.  You can pre-purchase your tickets or buy them at the event. Make your choice of which item(s) you want to win and drop your ticket in that bag. Drawing will be held at 3 p.m.  You do not have to be present to win however all prizes must be picked up at the kennel location.  
All proceeds go to support Greyhound Friends of NC!!!!! (2015)

 

RAFFLE PRIZES - Drawings at 3PM


RAFFLE TICKETS - INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN!!
1 TICKET -$1.00
6 TICKETS -$5.00
15 TICKETS - $10.00
35 TICKETS - $20.00


Raffle Tickets attachment at bottom of page:  Print as many as you would like to sell or purchase and bring them with you to Open House. Pictures and list of items will be posted soon.

If you are unable to attend, mail your tickets to the kennel with payment. Indicate item(s) you would like your tickets used or Lynda Montgomery will drop your tickets in Raffle Bags for you.

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOT A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.

    

VENDORS               

 

  *Vendor Application attachment below

Animal Conversations with Jean Ussery (2015)
An Animal communicator with 14 year's experience serving as a conversational link between people and their animals. Jean loves the oppportunity to work face-to-face with greyhounds at events. What have you always wanted to ask your dog?
Scheduling appointments in 10-minute blocks $15 per block.  We encourage you to contact Jean prior to the event by email or phone to schedule your appointment

919-899-6497 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

The Barking Lot ~ Treats & More  www.barkinglottreats.com 
Melissa Cormican (2015)     Dog homemade treats, tutus and bottle toys.

D & S Custom Martingale Collars and Coats (2015)
Denise Young & Shirley Skelton  Artisans that custom make the kennel collars and polarfleece coats.

Dr. Kathleen Nazar, Chiropratic Physician
Certified for both Human and Animal Chiropractic, Dr Nazar practices at Guilford Chiropractic Center located at 2020 New Garden Road, Suite B Greensboro. Certified as a Human Chiropractor for 18 years and as an Animal Chiropractor for 4 years with a vast education to support both areas of practice.  Just like humans, our pets' spines and joints experience wear and tear over the years and need correction for freer movement.  Ask Blanche Fedor & Janice Opalinski for a testimonial.
11am - 2pm to assess & adjust your Greys (and other pets). The process is very simple and straight-forward and is painless to the dogs.  $35 per pet
Dr Nazar has graciously agreed to donate her proceeds of the day to GFNC kennel to support our efforts.  

Greyhounds of Distinction ~ Alice and Ray Bossert(2015)
"Best Dressed Hounds in Town"  www.greyhound1.com  Collars, coats, flags

Home Away from Home Greyhound Sitting Service(2014) 
Bonnie Searles In Home Greyhound Boarding This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Houndstown - Chris Carpenter (2015)   www.houndstown.com 
Finest Martingale collars & leashes and many other products for hounds and humans!

Fetch! Pet Care of Greensboro and Burlington ~ Pet Sitting & Dog Walking "We've got your tail covered"  Hire a Professional Pet Sitter. (2015) Maghen Brixius 336-506-7227 or 1-866-FETCHME   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
There will be a large jar of "treats" and people will guess the number of treats in the jar for prizes!
Services: 30 Dog walks & pet visits, Boarding, and Yard Waste Cleanup Services and more check complete details:  http://www.fetchpetcare.com/greensboro-burlington/

Origami Owl Independent Designer ~ Amanda Coltrane (2015)
Jewelry - Living lockets, bracelets, earrings, chains, dangles, tagged, charms, lockets. Please view her website:  
acoltrane.origamiowl.com

altSqueakers Pet Beds by  Desiree & Joe Sauerbrey  (2015)
High quality pet beds that offer extra support and comfort for your furry friend.


Snugglehounz and Urban Granola Art by Totty Roberts & Susan Bodnar
Keeping your hounds warm and stylish with the latest in clothing and jewelry.

 

 

Enjoy photos from prior open houses 

 

2013 May Open House pictures:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151660824203125.1073741836.81818668124&type=3

 

http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/welcome.sfly?fid=d1252db14f68ab37&sid=8CctmbFw5cPvg 

Fall 2011 pictures:

http://s52.photobucket.com/user/amysgreys/library/GFNC%20Open%20House%20Fall%202011

 


 

And More to come....
If you know of a vendor that would like to join us, you are welcome to have them contact us.  See the Vendor Application attachment below.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering at Open House, you may contact the kennel 336.643.0233 or Linda Landry   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Job duties will vary from set-up on Friday, decorating, food preparation, posting signs, product sales, registration area, parking, dog sitting while visitors tour the kennel, kennel tour and more chores.

All are extremely important and will help in making the event run smoothly.

Early Saturday morning setting up Hound Cafe area, assist vendors to tables, Silent Auction and Hound Boutique areas.  During the day, help is needed as Adoption Counselors, tour guides, and working at the Hound Cafe.

More information coming soon!

Contact the following:

Linda Landry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Carolina Brown   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Ducky McComas   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Totty Roberts This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

***If you wish to make a donation for our Open House Raffle booth, please send your item(s) to the address below.  Include your name, business name (if applicable), complete mailing address, Item name, description and retail price.  A receipt will be mailed for tax purposes.

Please note ALL donations must be received by April 18, 2015 to be property recorded. We cannot guarantee donations received after April 18rh will be placed in the Cinco de Mayo Open House raffle.  If they are not used at Open House they will be used at Mountain Hounds or in our internet Auction held in November.

GFNC Open House committee retains the right to hold donations for future fundraisers for GFNC.  Thank you for your cooperation and your donation(s).  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GFNC – Linda Landry
2817 Spring House Place
Greensboro, NC 27410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Raffle tickets Bag 15up 2015.pdf)Bag Raffle Ticket[Bag Raffle Tickets ]19 Kb
Download this file (Vendor Booth app 2015.pdf)Vendor Booth Application[Vendor Booth Application]173 Kb
Download this file (VendorGuidelines_Final_Dec2014.doc)Vendor Guidelines[ ]26 Kb
 
Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
2908-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 643-0233