Known throughout the region for their hard work and dedication to helping dogs and cats in need, AC PAW will celebrate a major milestone, their 20th birthday, on June 21st from 10 am to 4 pm with a big Birthday Bash at Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort in Traverse City.
This would be a great event to take your dad to on Fathers Day this year especially with the car show going on! And what a great weekend to drive up to Traverse City and spend the weekend at the Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort.
This event is a family friendly affair, with live music including the Accidentals, food (BBQ lunch cook off!), family games, dog agility and flyball show, a $20 micro-chip clinic, classic car show, 5k run/walk, and a craft and vendor marketplace.
In addition, AC PAW is encouraging all past adopters to join them for a “family reunion” for those who previously adopted a pet from AC PAW, with a giant “family photo” to be taken at 11:30. Of course the event wouldn’t be complete without pet adoptions. Many Northern Michigan rescues will be in attendance, with everything from dogs and cats, to horses. It promises to be an amazing day.
Scheduling so far includes the following:
• Classic Car Show 10 am to 3 pm
Guest will be voting on the awards for fan favorite, best in show and best car & pet duo. Registration deadline June 10th. Contact Patti Clouse for more info. at 231-409-4491 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Run 4 Rescue Check in at 10 am – Race at 10:30 am
Run or walk 5K by yourself of bring your dog! $20 entry fee includes a special edition t-shirt. The course winds its way through Timber Ridge RV Park and Campground. Sign up – email Jill Robinson at email@example.com.
• Family Reunion Group Photo: 11:30 am
Giant group photo of the AC PAW “family” of those who have adopted from AC PAW and their pets. Also, please bring a photo of your pets, past and present, to post on the dedication wall. All family reunion attendees will receive a special AC PAW gift. Please sign up ahead of time – contact Heather Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with all events that AC PAW hosts, all profits from this event will go to support their programs including rescue, vet and transportation services, low cost spay and neuter, and expenses related to day to day care of the animals in their care.
Entry to the AC PAW Birthday Bash is just $5 for those over eight years old. Those seven and under are free. Once in, food and drink (soft drinks and water) tickets are available for purchase, along with special AC PAW shirts and hoodies, and more.
To date, WTCM Radio Stations, Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort, Pets Naturally, Shorts Brewery, Hagerty Insurance, Riverfront Pizza, the Traverse City Beach Bums, and Bay Area Recycling have committed to sponsoring portions of the event. Additional sponsors are needed to help make this event a success. To become a sponsor contact Candie Conat at 231-883-2596 or visit AC PAW on Facebook.
AC PAW is also looking for vendors to participate in the marketplace. Since there will be a wide variety of people in attendance, most products or services would be appropriate. Those interested in selling their wares or promoting their business in the vendor marketplace should contact Kim Skaritt at 231-944-6013 or visit AC PAW on Facebook page here.
You can download information on sponsorships and being a vendor below:
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