By Tia Lynn Ivey
The Fifth Annual Bark for Life, the dog-friendly picnic fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) and Morgan County Relay for Life, raked in over $7000 after this year’s event.
“It was our biggest year yet,” said Beth Bradley, organizer of Bark for Life. “It was awesome. We had 35 dogs registered for the event, with many more who just showed up. There were easily over 150 people who came out.”
Bradley, who is also a cancer survivor, was thrilled to see so many people rally together to support two of Morgan County’s most valuable non-profit organizations.
“I hope the people who came out realize how they helped two very special charities and learned how hard both charities work to make the community better,” said Bradley. “You are supporting a no-kill shelter and the fight against cancer all at once at Bark for Life.”
All of the proceeds will be split evenly between the HSMC and The Morgan County Relay for Life.
“We hope to continue to grow every year and support the very important work of both these the Humane Society and Relay for Life,” said Bradley.
Bark for Life was held at Bill Wood Park last Saturday, featuring food and activities made possible by generous local donors. The food was donated by the local Wal-Mart and Ingles. Both “people ice cream” and “doggy ice cream” from Scoops in Madison was offered for a separate donation. Dogs received bandanas and doggie goody bags. There was also face-painting, coloring areas, a profession balloon-maker, and a bouncy house for the children. Nail-clipping for the pups was also available, as well as family photos with dogs.
“The local merchants all around Madison, Social Circle and Covington have donated to make this event happen. We want to give a special shout out to them. That’s what makes the event possible,” said Bradley.
To make a donation or find out more information about the HSMC or Relay for life, contact Beth Bradley at: (770) 377-9244 or The Humane Society of Morgan County at (706) 343-9977. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org.