For those of you who follow our News Blog, we want you to know that we have some GREYT special events coming up in August! We will be posting about all of these events as we get closer to each one, but we wanted to let you know that there are a lot of opportunities to get together with FFGR, Inc. and have some fun (that is, outside of our regularly scheduled meet and greet events). All of these events are already posted on our Calendar of Events for August; if you are interested in attending any/all, you can get more information (along with specific addresses and site links) by going to each event’s listing.
Saturday, August 6: We will be hosting a very special meet and greet event. The folks at Dogs and Company in Columbia, Maryland, invited us to come in with our hounds and talk to their customers about greyhound adoption. We will have a number of volunteers at this event in addition to most of our hounds looking for homes. This event will start at noon. Stop by to say hello and meet our hounds. This promises to be a very exciting event since we have a lot of volunteers coming and the store employees and manager has been awesome about advocating on our behalf!
Saturday, August 13: Our organization is having a HUGE FFGR, Inc. family yard sale at the home of Jo and CL Long in Adamstown, Maryland. All of our volunteers have been collecting items to sell for some time; we have almost filled a whole trailer! The yard sale starts a 9 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m. Jo and CL have a three-acre, fenced-in property; this nice yard will be available for all volunteers to bring their hounds to have a good time while we make money for the hounds. If you want to be involved or have items to sell, please call Jo at 301-874-5911. They can make arrangements to have you drop off to the trailer any time. The more we have the more we will sell. We hope that you will come by and see what we have and say hello! As always, all that we sell goes directly to helping the hounds!!
Saturday, August 20: Join FFGR, Inc. at a fun event and another fund raising opportunity! Our volunteers will be at the Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Martinsburg, West Virginia for Spirit Night! Come to Chick-fil-A and eat dinner between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and 20% of the sales will be donated to FFGR, Inc.! We will have a number of volunteers at this event along with information about our greyhounds. We will be able to speak with people about greyhound adoption. In addition, one of our volunteers will be wearing the Chick-fil-A cow costume to help bring people into the restaurant! This event promises to be a LOT of fun! Come out and have dinner with us and earn money for the hounds at the same time!
Keep checking back for more information as we get closer to the date of each event. Be sure to mark your calendars and help us get through the “dog days of summer!”