This year’s Bryan County Bark Park fundraising party will be different from previous editions.
The fourth annual Bryan’s Bash, set for 6:30-11 p.m., Feb. 20, will still feature dinner, drinks and a large selection of goods and services up for auction.
New this year, Departure, a Journey tribute band, will join in the festivities with a live performance during the party at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Departure’s five members have been performing together for seven years. The Atlanta-based band, which highlights Journey’s early years, was voted “Best Local Entertainer” in 2011, 2012 and 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine.
“Departure will add to the excitement, and there are also some other nice touches and details that will definitely take this fundraiser to the next level,” Bark Park President Wendy Bolton said. “We invite all of our friends, park visitors and community members to join us in supporting this great cause. Our ambition is to pay off the remainder of the construction loan and raise enough money to maintain the park in 2016. The Bark Park cost around $70,000 to build and all costs were met by the community led by a hard working board and group of volunteers who continue to give their time and talents for free. We also have to meet the Bark Park’s monthly maintenance costs of around $500 to cover electricity, landscaping, poop bags and essential maintenance.”
The $60 per-person ticket price includes the show, dinner and two drink tickets.
A cash bar will be available featuring special dog-themed cocktails — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. In addition to donating the space for the event, the City Center will donate 20 percent of every cocktail sold back to the Bark Park.
Tickets are now available from the Bark Park website, bryancountybarkpark.com or call Bolton at 912-657-1221.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are being offered.
Go to the Bark Park website for information at bryancountybarkpark.com or call Bolton at 912-657-1221.