Two upcoming events with Halloween themes aim to raise money for charitable causes.
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold its fourth annual “Howl-o-ween” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fish Tales. The event is BYOD (bring your own dog). Fancy-dressed Halloween dog contests will highlight the evening for all two- and four-legged attendees. This event helps raise funds to maintain the park and keep the facility free and open for all to enjoy.
Judges will award first, second and third place prizes for best-dressed in each small and large dog contests. There will also be two special awards for judge and audience favorite costumes. Prizes for the contest have been donated by Fish Tales, Megan Myrick Photography (who will be in attendance to take photographs) and The Bryan County Bark Park Association. Cute Bark Park products will be available for purchase as well as the opportunity to sponsor a brick for Bryan’s path. Bryan, the Bark Park mascot, will be in attendance to mingle with guests, collect donations and pose for photographs. Fish Tales will be developing special spooky Bryan cocktails for purchase.
“Howl-o-ween is one of our favorite fundraisers and always a lot of fun,” said Wendy Bolton, president of the BCBP. “We decided that people would be ready to have some fun again after Hurricane Matthew and it will help the Bark Park raise money for maintenance after the hurricane, especially drainage.”
Two days later, award-winning photographer Megan Myrick will combine a costume-themed session with a fundraiser for United Way. Myrick will offer sittings of children in costume from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 29 at her Richmond Hill studio. Customers who bring at least three nonperishable food items to donate to United Way will receive a complimentary digital image. Session costs are $55 for three images or $75 for five images. Appointments are required. Contact Myrick at (912) 200-5284.
“I look forward to seeing familiar clients and making new friends," Myrick said. "Plus, it's a great opportunity to support others in our community who are in need by bringing some nonperishable food donations to your session.”