The Bryan County Bark Park announces its third annual “Howl-o-ween” BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) event for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Fish Tales Restaurant in Richmond Hill.
The event is a fundraiser for the Bryan County Bark Park. This year’s event will be feature a paddleboard raffle-prize draw. Donated by Sup It and Sea Paddleboard Company, this prize is worth more than $1,000 and includes a CBC 11-inch Epoxy Stand Up Paddleboard with carbon fiber adjust, paddle, fins, leash and car rack, as well as a one-hour introductory lesson. Water-loving dogs will be invited to ride the paddleboard with SUP business owners Meg Ireland and Cindy Taylor. Raffle tickets are $5 apiece or $20 for five tickets and can be purchased at the event or by calling Bark Park President Wendy Bolton at 657-1221. It is not essential to attend the event to win.
Judges will award first, second and third places in contests for the best-dressed small and large dogs at 8 p.m. There will also be two special awards for the judges’ favorite and audience favorite. Prizes for the contest will be donated by Fish Tales, the Richmond Hill City Center and the Bryan County Bark Park Association.
“Howl-o-ween has always been a popular event and an important fundraiser to help us pay the Bark Park’s monthly maintenance costs of around $500 to cover electricity, landscaping, poop bags and essential maintenance,” Bolton said.