This year’s Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with sign-up at 9 a.m. The Dog Walk is hosted by Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation and the Youth for Sarge group will lead the dog walk with the Sarge banner.
Doyle Teague, president of the board of directors, said, “The Dog Walk is Sarge’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Individuals and teams raising donations for Sarge’s is critical to offset the costs of medical supplies, boarding dogs and cats… and opening the new adoption center.”
Teams that collect the most money in the form of donations to Sarge’s will win a prize. First- and second-place prizes will also be awarded to individuals for the most money collected. Tammy Watford, news anchor at WLOS-TV and Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green, morning hosts at 99 Kiss County Radio will judge the contests for the Best Tail Wagger, Best Dressed, Most Talented and Best Owner/Dog look-alike. Jeanne Naber will return as the emcee for the day and for the contests.
Registration forms are available online at www.sargeandfriends.org. Pre-registration will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5 at Sarge’s Adoption Center in Waynesville.
Registration fee is $15 per person and children under 10 are free. 828.246.9050 or www.sargeandfriends.org or Sarge’s Facebook page.