The Bryan County Bark Park will hold a movie-night fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at The Ice Cream Stop near Publix on Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.
This event, which will feature a screening of “The Shaggy Dog” starring Tim Allen, will help to raise funds to keep the Bark Park open at Henderson Park.
Bill and Gayle Pollard, owners of The Ice Cream Stop, will donate a percentage of all proceeds from the meal deals and ice-cream sales during the screening. Meal deals include a hot dog, chips or popcorn with a drink for $3 or the same meal plus ice cream for $5. If the evening is chilly, hot chocolate will be available to buy and free ice cream will be provided for dogs joining their families under the stars.
Entry is free, and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Bark Park also will be for sale.
“We are grateful to the Ice Cream Stop for hosting this event and helping us close the $20,000 funding gap left after opening the Bark Park last fall,” said Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park. “Monthly maintenance costs for electricity, landscaping and repairs are also our responsibility, and although the county is providing the use of the land, every expense has to be met by our organization, which relies on the support of dog lovers in our community. We are launching new sponsorship packages for 2015 which are ideal for corporate, family or individual sponsors and are asking residents of Richmond Hill to consider making a dedicated or general donation.”
For more information, go to bryancountybarkpark.com or find the group on Facebook.