Saturday, May 2, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2908-A Oak Ridge Road ~ Oak Ridge, NC 27310
DETAILS TO BE POSTED EARLY 2015
ALL ACTIVITIES AND VENDORS LISTED BELOW ARE 2014.
It's our 22st Year and we are in the planning a GREYT event. Mark you calendars.
Additional overflow parking: The church directly across from the driveway entrance on Oak Ridge Road has given us permission to park. Please park in rows so that it's easy entry & exit. A little further to walk to the kennel but we have limited space.
Invitation to all Past, Present and Perspective owners of Greyhounds to join us in our May Open House . This event is to raise funds to support our ongoing adoption program that includes the care of the greyhounds while awaiting adoption, veterinary expenses, shelter operational expenses and food. We highlight the day with live entertainment, vendors, demonstrations, Hound Cafe, Pet Therapy Bake Sale, Blessing of the Animals, raffle tickets and last but not least, shopping and more shopping. I encourage you to attend and be apart of this exciting fund-raising day.
While the focus of the event will be on greyhounds, we encourage old and new visitors to the "greyhound world" and all leashed pets are welcome. Please remember that Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.
A few pictures from 2014 Cinco de Mayo Open House - Thanks to YOU, beautiful weather and Dennis and Claire, we consider the event a HUGE success.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Jason Hancock - Speaker followed by Questions and Answers (2015) Details & Time TBD
Kennel Tours and Adoption Information
Dog Trainer Demonstration(s) - Details TBD (Time & Name) 2015 Lucky greyhound from audience will be used in the presentation.
Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Susan Scott Downs 2015 @ Noon
Boy Scout Troop #139
Nikky Nag, Assistant Scout Master and Troop will assist in parking in the upper lot. Please be mindful and park only in marked lot. Please do NOT park on any of the grassy areas.
GFNC Pet Therapy - Homemade delicious BAKE SALE
Hound Cafe ~
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Chili, and condiments. Complimented by soft drinks, water and chips. Come hungry, we'll have GREYT food, good company and all proceeds benefit the hounds!
Hound Salon ~ Nail trims $5 each hound.
Fill the Van ~ GFNC's van doors will be left open in the parking lot for donations. Please help us by donating much needed basic cleaning supplies and daily items.
Wish list includes: washing detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, lots of bleach, hose & nozzles and blankets. All are very much appreciated!
Greyhound Friends of NC, Charlotte Satellite will host the Bag Raffle. LOTs of wonderful greyhound items for you to choose from. You can pre-purchase your tickets or buy them at the event. Make your choice of which item(s) you want to win and drop your ticket in that bag. Drawing will be held at 3 p.m. You do not have to be present to win however all prizes must be picked up at the kennel location.
All proceeds go to support Greyhound Friends of NC!!!!! (2014)
RAFFLE PRIZES - Drawings at 3PM
RAFFLE TICKETS - INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN!!
1 TICKET -$1.00
6 TICKETS -$5.00
15 TICKETS - $10.00
35 TICKETS - $20.00
Raffle Tickets attachment at bottom of page: Print as many as you would like to sell or purchase and bring them with you to Open House. Pictures and list of items will be posted soon.
If you are unable to attend, mail your tickets to the kennel with payment. Indicate item(s) you would like your tickets used or Lynda Montgomery will drop your tickets in Raffle Bags for you.
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOT A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.
*Vendor Application attachment below
Animal Conversations with Jean Ussery (2015)
An Animal communicator with 14 year's experience serving as a conversational link between people and their animals. Jean loves the oppportunity to work face-to-face with greyhounds at events. What have you always wanted to ask your dog?
The Barking Lot ~ Treats & More
Melissa Cormican (2015) Dog homemade treats and toys.
D & S Custom Martingale Collars and Coats (2015)
Denise Young & Shirley Skelton Artisans that custom make the kennel collars and polarfleece coats.
Greyhounds of Distinction ~ Alice and Ray Bossert
"Best Dressed Hounds in Town" www.greyhound1.com Collars, coats, flags
Home Away from Home Greyhound Sitting Service(2014)
Houndstown - Chris Carpenter (2015) www.houndstown.com
Finest Martingale collars & leashes and many other products for hounds and humans!
Fetch! Pet Care of Greensboro and Burlington ~ Pet Sitting & Dog Walking "We've got your tail covered" Hire a Professional Pet Sitter. (2015) Maghen Brixius 336-506-7227 or 1-866-FETCHME
Services: 30 Dog walks & pet visits, Boarding, and Yard Waste Cleanup Services and more check complete details: http://www.fetchpetcare.com/greensboro-burlington/
Origami Owl Independent Designer ~ Amanda Coltrane
Jewelry - Living lockets, bracelets, earrings, chains, dangles, tagged, charms, lockets. Please view her website: acoltrane.origamiowl.com
Enjoy photos from prior open houses
2013 May Open House pictures:
Fall 2011 pictures:
And More to come....
If you know of a vendor that would like to join us, you are welcome to have them contact us. See the Vendor Application attachment below.
Job duties will vary from set-up on Friday, decorating, food preparation, posting signs, product sales, registration area, parking, dog sitting while visitors tour the kennel, kennel tour and more chores.
All are extremely important and will help in making the event run smoothly.
Early Saturday morning setting up Hound Cafe area, assist vendors to tables, Silent Auction and Hound Boutique areas. During the day, help is needed as Adoption Counselors, tour guides, and working at the Hound Cafe.
More information coming soon!
Contact the following:
***If you wish to make a donation for our Open House Raffle booth, please send your item(s) to the address below. Include your name, business name (if applicable), complete mailing address, Item name, description and retail price. A receipt will be mailed for tax purposes.
Please note ALL donations must be received by April 18, 2015 to be property recorded. We cannot guarantee donations received after April 18rh will be placed in the Cinco de Mayo Open House raffle. If they are not used at Open House they will be used at Mountain Hounds or in our internet Auction held in November.
GFNC – Linda Landry
2817 Spring House Place
Greensboro, NC 27410