Saturday, May 4, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2908-A Oak Ridge Road ~ Oak Ridge, NC 27310
It's our 20th Year Anniversary and we are in the planning a GREYT event. Mark you calendars.
4-different color logo & t-shirt will be available with this exciting new logo created by Ducky McComas. The two colors Red & Yellow.
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, Silent Auction, 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.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Group Picture will be taken between 3:15 and 3:30pm with celebratory 20th Anniversary cake shared with everyone!
Kennel Tours and Adoption Information
Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Susan Scott Downs @ Noon
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 - 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!
Lynda Montgomery, Charlotte Satellite -9th Annual Mountain Hounds -Promotional Booth and will have all Raffle Baskets and Print displayed at the booth for raffle purchases. Raffle will be set-up like at Mountain Hounds and you'll be able to drop your tickets into individual bags to spread the chances of winning a Raffle Item. Items listed below.
Personalized Paw Print Plaque $10.00 each
Lynda Montgomery will be set up to place your pets paw print on a piece of pottery. As you can see from the sample photos, they are personalized with your greyhounds paw print, year and name for years and years of memories.
Erik Huffine Illustration Caricature Artist www.facebook.com/erikdrawspage
A single pet caricature is $15 in Black/White on 11 x14 cardstock. Color $25 and each extra pet or person in the same drawing is an additional $5.
The Hounds of East Fairhaven will delight you with costuming and tales of Greyhound life in Renaissance times.
Photo Booth: Have your picture made at our special 20th Anniversary Photo Booth.
Greyt-Toss CornHole Tournament with top 5 scores of the day being awarded prizes.
First Place: Danny Brown, Second Place: Courtney Hineline, Third Place TIE: Reese Brown and Bill/Amy Reynard
Pooh-Hoops a 9 hold basket toss
Pooh-No a 9 hole target toss -
two different games will be set up just outside the back gate.
$1 donation to play. Prize for each dollar donated
Grandma's Genius live entertainment by Jon & Chris Brasfield ~
Grandma's Genius is an Acoustic Rock/Folk/Americana/silly medley duo who brings both original and familiar music to crowds of all ages. Comprised of brothers Jon and Chris Brasfield and a new "very young" member, son. GG has been writing and playing music together for over ten years. Influenced by acts such as Beatles, the Avett Brothers, Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and plenty of '90's alt-rock. GG is known for their vocal harmonies. The duo uses guitars, drums, banjo, a mandolin, the occassional kazoo, and whatever else might be lying around to create a fun, enjoyable, often pretty, always interesting, sound that keeps a crowd engaged and smiling. Visit them on YouTube too!
Vendor list tenative at this time, updates as it gets closer to the date of the event. If your interested in vending at the event please contact anyone liste at the bottom of of this page. Help us Celebrate our 20 Year Anniversay.
*Vendor Application attachment below
Animal Conversations with Jean Ussery
An Animal communicator with 11 years experience serving as a conversational link between people and their animals. Jean loves the opportunity to work face-to-face with greyhounds at events. What have you always wanted to ask your dog? Find out by visiting her booth in the vendor area. Scheduling appointments in 10-minute blocks $15 per block. We encourage you to contact Jean prior to event by email or phone to schedule your appointment.
Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery -Robin Kline Charlotte, NC
Variety of dog treats, muffins, cakes, candies, designer dog bowls, matt and more.
Belle Fleur, Zandra Starliper www.bf-jewelry.com
Customized pet items, hand crafted earrings, bracelets, iCharms, and more.
Uses Swarovski crystal, glass, metal beads and wooden accent pieces
Home Away from Home Greyhound Sitting Service
Bonnie Searles In Home Greyhound boarding
Hound Me Originals, Julie Dearmin, Statesville, NC
Variety of greyhound items, totes, t's, ceramic and more
Crazy Collars - Carl Doby
Collars, leashes, decals, specialty items and more collars. www.crazycollars.com
Dr. Kathleen Nazar, Chiropratic Physician
Certified for both Human and Animal ChiropracticDr. Nazar practices at Guilford Chiropractic Center located at 2020 New Garden Rd, Suite B Greensboro NC. Certified as a Human Chiropractor for 18 years and as an Animal Chiropractor for 2 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/Sport and Janice/Freeway for a testimonial.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to assess & adjust your Greys (and other pets). The process is very simple and straight-forward and is painless to the dogs. $35.00 per pet.
Dr. Nazar has graciously agreed to donate her proceeds of the day to GFNC kennel to support our cause.She will be availabe at Open House between 11 am
Gifts 2 Help Rescues - Sylvia Mayon and Seresa Cecil
Homemade animal rescue themed items as well as other fabulous gifts. Our mission is to bring awareness of animals in need as well as help animal shelters and rescue groups raise much needed funds. We donate a portion of the proceeds to the organization of the customer's choice.
One of a Kind This and That Homemade Crafts - Cathy Hoisington
Sm, Med, Large and EX Large beds and other pet peddings. All beds are 100% machine washable and stuffed with crushed form and the centers are a 1/2" piece of soft sheet foam to give your pet a soft and combfy feeling of security and covered in upholstery gabrics.Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-of-a-Kind-This-and-That-Homemade-Crafts/289355024474967
Scoates Greyhound Coats - Vandy Scoates Kahn & Rob Kahn
Coats and costumes for greyhounds. www.vandyscoates.com/scoates_greyhound_coats
The Beg Me Not Bakery - Carla Jenne & Scott Helms
100% All Natural Dog Treats "Every Dog deserves a treat! 336.549.3040 www.begmenotbakery.com
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.
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:
RAFFLE PRIZES - Drawings at 3PM
Retirement Bound Print
Kohl's Gift card
Foodstand and bag of dog food
GFNC item basket
This and That Gift Voucher for XL comfy bed
Belle Fleur Necklace or earring
Hound Me Originals ceramic piece
and more to come....
All Baskets and Print will be on display at the Charlotte Satellite Booth
with Lynda Montgomery available to sell tickets and raffle bag in front of
each item for you to drop in the tickets!
Description of print: Retired racers leave behind their racing silks but not their love to run as they race toward new beginnings. This gorgeous print is titled Retirement Bound and was created in 1994 by artist Jim Harrington to raise awareness of the breed. This coveted print is out of production in the signed/numbered larger print. And is very hard to find in the smaller 24x30 size featured in this raffle. The print is a high quality lithograph on heavy poster paper and measures 24x30.
RAFFLE TICKETS - INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN!! Raffle Tickets Attachment below: Print as many as you would like to sell or purchase. You can mail your tickets or any tickets your presale to the kennel along with payment. Please note on the ticket which item you would like your raffle ticket used for OR contact Lynda Montgomery:
for PayPal info and she will fill out your tickets for you. Must be present to win or pay for shipping
1 TICKET -$1.00
6 TICKETS -$5.00
15 TICKETS - $10.00
Raffle Tickets are not a tax deductible donations.
RAFFLE TICKETS - INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN!!
Must be present to win or pay for shipping