“This is our major fundraising event of the entire year,” said Brigitte Farrell, Executive Director. “We rely on hundreds of dog lovers to raise pledges and then come out to the park for an awesome day of fun with their beloved animal companions.” Proceeds from the event will benefit FCHS programs, including the pet food bank and emergency veterinary assistance programs.
FCHS again is teaming up with Clear Channel Radio Stations WFMD and WFRE to promote and participate at the event. Radio personalities Bob Miller and David Conrad will be the event emcees and broadcast live from the Gazebo.
The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. when the registration tent opens, followed by welcoming remarks by Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, the traditional Blessing of the Animals, and the Walk around Baker Park at 10:00 a.m. Folks can enjoy live music and great food, visit with dozens of animal rescue groups, sponsors and vendors, enter their dogs in fun doggy contests and win great prizes. Also featured are a demonstration by the Mad Dogs Flying Disk Club, and a performance by “Mutts Gone Nuts.”
Avoid the crowds at Registration by registering now online at www.walk-n-wag.com, or at the Pre-Registration Party on Thursday, May 20 at 217 West Patrick Street from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All participants who raise at least $50 in pledges win prizes, and all registrants will receive a goodie bag provided by sponsors and a Walk-N-Wag doggy bandana.