Events -Yard Sale!!!!

It’s fall and it’s time for another YARD SALE

If you like yard sales, get ready for a “REALLY BIG” yard sale! Our volunteers have been collecting items for several weeks and we have to say that we now have enough to call this yard sale extraordinary! We have all been filling a large hauling trailer to the brim! And we are still collecting more!

Our yard sale will be held at the home of Jo and CL Long at 6794 Stonewall Court West Adamstown, Maryland. The yard sale will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. Jo and CL live along a major route in Maryland and lots of traffic will be available to lure in customers to buy, buy, buy.

This is a major fund raiser for our group. It will also be a chance for people and hounds to get together. Jo and CL have a beautifully landscaped yard (nearly three acres of level grass!) that hounds will LOVE! We will have a number of x-pens and resting places under trees for all hounds that wish to come along with their adopters while the sale is going on. We will also have hounds looking for their forever homes; come out and meet them!

Unlike other typical yard sales, there will be a huge assortment of new items as well as collectibles. Here is a partial list of items that are available for sale:

Many new and slightly used tools in boxes
Antique farm related items
Antique Tools
Dog crates
Many like new small kitchen appliances (all work)
Many video tapes and CDs (children’s)
Many many new dog related items

If you would like to donate any items to the yard sale, it’s not too late! Just call Jo at 301-874-5911 and you can make arrangements to drop items off at the trailer. Some of our items will be priced, but most will be available to buy for whatever donation one wants to give. If you want to donate items the day of the sale, please bring them by.

All sales benefit Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. Come out and have a good time, meet our hounds and get a GREYT bargain!

Special Event – GPA Maryland Picnic

Join FFGR, Inc. and help support our GPA friends at the

Greyhound Pets of America/ MD, Inc.

22nd Annual Greyhound Picnic

Oregon Ridge Park–Hunt Valley,Maryland

Saturday, September 15, 2012

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our organization has been invited to vend at this event and we thank our friends at GPA Maryland for inviting us.

Games/Contests * Silent Auction * Hound Fun Run * Great Food

Tiki’s Doggie Ice Cream Truck! * DJ Vern Shird * Nail Clipping

Face Painting * Greyt Shopping (cash/checks accepted)

50-50 Raffle (need not to be present to win)

Special Guest Speaker: Lee Livingood, author of “Retired Racing

Greyhounds for Dummies”

 ~If you can’t make it to the picnic, 50-50 raffle tickets can be purchased on the GPA website at ~

 .The Public is welcome! Takes place rain or shine.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day

$2 Donation per family helps pay for the park

Meet GPA’s Greyhounds needing homes!

 Call 800-600-8607 for more information

11:00 am – Invocation and Blessing of the Hounds

Reverend Susan Carole Roy


BaltimoreBeltway (Rt. 695), to Exit 24 (I-83) North, to Exit 20B (Shawan Rd. West). Go approximately 1 mile to traffic light (Beaver Dam Rd.) Go left to Oregon Ridge Park. Follow signs to park.


Rainbow Bridge – KNP Deuce’s Rock (Rocket)

May 13, 2002 – August 30, 2010

We are very sad to report the loss of another FFGR, Inc. greyhound.  I’ ve known Rocket very well for many years. In fact, I saw him all the time when I got my hair cut. Rocket was adopted by Celeste and Kurt Hornbecker in March of 2006. They also adopted another female from our group named Sadie.

Rocket had been having problems with his back and x-rays showed serious problems with his spine that could not be treated. Celeste and Kurt made the painful decision to send Rocket to the Rainbow Bridge Thursday evening. Rocket was ten years old last May.

I loved going to visit Celeste and saying hello to Rocket and Sadie. Every time I walked in to Celeste’s shop, the dogs would be behind a dutch door and they jumped up to greet me. I loved seeing them and saying hello. Then they would both go lie down on their beds and go to sleep. When I got ready to leave, we said our goodbyes. Rocket was a very handsome dog. There was no doubt about how much he was loved.

I know that Kurt and Celeste will miss their handsome red brindle boy; he was so loved by so many people around in the Boonsboro area.

Fly free sweet boy; one day we will all be together again at the bridge.