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May 3, 2014 OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, May 3, 2014 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2908-A Oak Ridge Road ~ Oak Ridge, NC 27310


It's our 21st 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 it's suppose to be a beautiful day!     

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, Silent Auction, 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.

We are thrilled to announce that Dennis Tyler, GPA Central Florida, will be our quest speaker at Cinco de Mayo at 1 pm!

Dennis Tyler


His presentation represents “Greyhound life at the track up close” and gives a look at things here when the dogs arrive until they leave for adoption.  He will also be glad to answer all questions relative to racing and all my experiences over the last 23 years in adoption and 18 years at the Melbourne Greyhound Park track.   We have transitioned 7,633 greyhounds into homes mostly from Melbourne as well as some from the 12 other tracks in Florida.

There are some write ups and more information on GPA Central Florida web site at

Additional information about Dennis Tyler:

In the August 1 edition of “People Magazine”, Dennis Tyler & our group were featured in their “Hero’s among us” section .

In September, Dennis Tyler was chosen to be one of nine finalist for the “PEOPLE Readers’ choice Hero Campaign” sponsored by Jeep. The winning charity of the heros selected would receive $10,000.

GPA Central Florida did not have the most votes in the contest; HOWEVER,The Editorial staff for People Magazine voted to give several of the candidates the same donation of $10,000 thanks to the generosity of their sponsor, “Jeep”. 

GPA Central Florida was one of their choices and we will receive $10,000 to help the greyhounds. We want to extend a "Big THANK YOU" to People Magazine, their Editorial Staff and Jeep for this award.

We also want to extend a "Special THANK YOU" to the National Greyhound Community, our members and family of friends for getting the word out and voting for the greyhounds Animal lovers from all over the country have supported us in this endeavor.The National exposure and focus on "Greyhound Adoption" has been priceless.

 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.

2014 GFNC Open House Pics Photos by amysgreys on Photobucket




"MEET THE BOARD" - After Dennis's presentation, we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce the Board Members to attendees.  

Kennel Tours and Adoption Information 

Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Susan Scott Downs 2014 @ 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

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.


Personalized Paw Print Plaque $10.00 each
Lynda Montgomery will be set up to place your pets paw print on a piece of pottery.  As you can see from the sample photos, they are personalized with your greyhounds paw print, year and name for years and years of memories.



Grandma's Genius live entertainment by Jon & Chris Brasfield ~ 2014

Grandma's Genius is an Acoustic Rock/Folk/Americana/silly medley duo who brings both original and familiar music to crowds of all ages.  Comprised of brothers Jon and Chris Brasfield and a new "very young" member, son. GG has been writing and playing music together for over ten years. Influenced by acts such as Beatles, the Avett Brothers, Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and plenty of '90's alt-rock.  GG is known for their vocal harmonies.  The duo uses guitars, drums, banjo, a mandolin, the occassional kazoo, and whatever else might be lying around to create a fun, enjoyable, often pretty, always interesting, sound that keeps a crowd engaged and smiling.  Visit them on YouTube too! 




*Vendor Application attachment below

Alpha Health Center ~ Alpha Weight Loss Dr. Jeff Lissenden
3132A Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408 (2014)
Slogan:  "Get skinny as a greyhound!" Our program will cause you to lose more weight faster, its costs less and it's guaranteed.  Go to our website and click on the weight loss tab for video testimonials.

Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery -Robyn Kline Charlotte, NC (2014) 
Variety of dog treats, muffins, cakes, candies, designer dog bowls, matts, retail items and more.

Kathy Hoisington -  Pet comfy bedding (2014)   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Sm, Med, Large and EX Large beds and other pet peddings.  All beds are 100% machine washable and stuffed with crushed form and the centers are a 1/2" piece of soft sheet foam to give your pet a soft and combfy feeling of security and covered in upholstery fabrics.

Circle of Friends Greyhounds Senior Sanctuary- Julie Dearmin
Greyhound Pottery shed and homemade soaps 

D & S Custom Martingale Collars and Coats (2014)
Denise Young & Shirley Skelton  Artisans that custom make the kennel collars and polarfleece coats.

Home Away from Home Greyhound Sitting Service(2014) 
Bonnie Searles In Home Greyhound Boarding     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Houndstown - Chris Carpenter (2014) 
Finest Martingale collars & leashes and many other products for hounds and humans!

Pet-Pawz, Zandra Starliper (2014) 
Customized pet items, hand crafted earrings, bracelets, iCharms, and more.
Uses Swarovski crystal, glass, metal beads and wooden accent pieces

Triangle Greyhound Society Raleigh, NC (2014) 
Information Booth to spread the word about the Raleigh area for Membership, greyhound support group and ongoing activities.  Products: collapsible bowls,treats, ball bags & stuffies. Finest Martingale 


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.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering at Open House, you may contact the kennel 336.643.0233 or Linda Landry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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:

Linda Landry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Amy Reynard  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Janice Opalinski  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marsha Sigmon   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Carolina Brown This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ducky McComas This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Totty Roberts This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


***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, 2014 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 Open House committee retains the right to hold donations for future fundraisers for GFNC.  Thank you for your cooperation and your donation(s).  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GFNC – Linda Landry
2817 Spring House Place
Greensboro, NC 27410







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Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
2908-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 643-0233