Welcome to the 3rd Annual Animal House Toga Party! Here are some of the particulars that I’m sure you are all wondering about. Please let Suzy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or I (email@example.com) know if you have any other questions.
Gates open at 6:30 Gates open at 6:30
Check In 630-730 Check in 6:30-7:30
Measuring 7:00 Measuring 7:00
Captains Meeting 7:30 Captain’s Meeting 7:30
Racing Begins 8:00 Racing Begins 8:00
Crate set up is between 3 and 7 pm on Friday.
Because of all the entries we are now doing a 2-ring event with lots of breaks for our judges.
Early Check in on Friday (3-7) and Saturday night (during Green Dog Racing).
Parking is in the fairgrounds red gate and in the lot behind Columbia Hall. You may use the parking spots around the main entrance to unload but then please park in the rear so that someone else can unload. The doors adjacent to the parking area will also be open for unloading.
There will be a car show in the building next door, so please watch your belongings. Keep your vehicle/camper locked even if it is for 5 minutes. There will be people parking in the camping lot so beware.
Potty area for your dogs will be set up at the back side of the building. The fairgounds folks have asked us not to use the front of the building by the unloading zone.
There is WIFI in the building.
Plug-Ins will be available for crockpots (there will be a communal table to plug in).
This year we have chosen as our charity Northwest Battle Buddies. They are a great organization that provides professionally trained service dogs for Veterans with PTSD. You can read more about this organization on their website at http://www.northwestbattlebuddies.org/donate/.
Green Dog Practice Saturday Night:
Green Dog Practice will start right after awards. Please sign up at the Welcome Table. 1st come first serve.
Box Judge Raffle – We are asking for help with Box Judging this year. Please leave your Box Loader or other team member to Box Judge at the end of your race. We will leave you a Special Box Loader Raffle Ticket on the chair. The stub will already be put into a container for a drawing at the end of the day. Two big winners! Will it be you?! Winner announced at Placement Awards!
Toga Toga Toga Photo Op! – There will be a photo backdrop for a TOGA photo shoot. Supply your own photographer or Crystal Beck will be around for professional photos. (by appointment only – before or after racing)
TOGA Look-A-Like Contest for handlers and dogs. Come dressed in a toga and have your dog look like you. We will get one of our esteemed judges to help with the judging Saturday at lunch. There are prizes for this contest.
Adopt a Poo Contest – Yes! Adopt your very own Dog Poo! Please help us keep the grounds clean so we can continue to use this venue. Your own dog poo does not count. We will keep track by the honor system. There will be a board (similar to last year) where you can put a tick mark next to your name. The winner will be determined at the end of each day.
Guess How Many Cookies in the Cookie Jar – For a $1 donation you can get a ticket and guess how many cookies are in the cookie jar. The closest guess to the correct number without going over wins the cookies! The proceeds will go to our charity NW Battle Buddies. Winner to be announced during prizes on Sunday.
We will be setting out the coffee again this year for $1 donation. We will also have various baked goodies out for sale. Proceeds from both will go to go to our charity NW Battle Buddies.
We will have 3 great vendors to shop with in-between races. Please take a moment and go look at their wares and say HI! We thank them for joining us.
Northwest Naturals - makes biologically appropriate raw dog and cat food in Portland, OR. We are a family owned company since 1956. Our raw frozen, freeze-dried diets and single ingredient treats are available for dogs and cats at independent pet supply stores. We are an on-demand facility (foods are manufactured as orders arrive so are much fresher to our customers) that also manufactures human edible foods and are supervised by the much stricter USDA food safety rules. We are proud of our record of never having a recall on NWN pet foods. We appreciate our customers and have a Frequent Buyer Program to benefit them.
Thank you and see you soon!