5th Annual Bark For Life Coming To Jefferson County

April 24, 2017

The 5th Annual Bark For Life event is coming to Jefferson County on Saturday, April 29 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Veteran’s Park, located on South 27th Street in Mt. Vernon, IL. The American Cancer Society “Bark For Life” is an ACS Relay for Life fund raising event that will honor the care giving qualities of our canine “Best Friends.”

Bark For Life honors the life-long contribution of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Canine companions represent unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of human abilities or appearances.

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to “take a bite out of cancer,” smile, and make new friends — canine and human.

Enjoy food, music, vendors with pet and human related products, fun, pet pampering, demonstrations, contests, gear and much more!
11:00 a.m. Registration.
12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony.
12:30 p.m. Contests: Free entry with registration. Best dressed costume (owner can dress up if desired); Most obedient; Best trick; Loudest bark; Oldest; Youngest; Most excited; Smallest; Biggest; Longest ears; Longest tail; Best Eyes; Friendliest; Best overall dog from above contests gets a trophy.

To register your business as a vendor or yourself and your dog as a participant, contact Shannon Willis at 618-214-5937.

All dogs must be on a leash. No dog? No problem! You can still participate; come adopt one of the stuffed dogs at the event. Or just come out for food and fun!

Pre-registration fee is $15 per dog, limit 2 dogs per person. Includes Bark For Life bandana. Day of event registration fee is $20 per dog, limit 2 dogs per person. Includes Bark For Life bandana while supplies last.

Mail or drop by with entry form and fee: Holloway Heating, 1001 Shawnee St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 618-242-5481 or Lamczyk Veterinary Clinic, 12246 N. Sparrow Ln., Mt. Vernon IL 62864, hours 7:30 to 4:30, 618-204-5837. Make checks payable to ACS or American Cancer Society.

For questions contact Shannon Willis at 618-214-5937 or Barb Williams at 618-316-8164.