Monday, May 2, 2011

Midwesterners Mark Your Calendar: MWDR's Crosstown Bark Around Fundraiser

If you live in the Midwest, you're not going to want to miss MidWest Dachshund Rescue's 3rd Annual Crosstown Bark Around Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, 2011.  This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, as the location has been moved to a fairground in Wheaton, Illinois, about an hour outside of Chicago.  The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be there, dash in Wiener races, socialize with hundreds of Dachshunds, and win AWESOME raffle prizes or silent auction items.  We'll be there, so be sure and say hi if you see us!  Here are all the details:

WHAT:  The Crosstown Bark Around Fundraiser and Doxie Social
WHEN:  Saturday, May 14 12:00-4:00
WHERE:  DuPage County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL
WHO:  MWDR welcomes all well behaved doxies and other small breed dogs who are up to date on vaccines ...sorry no big dogs allowed.
COST:  $4.00 adults & $2.00 children (cost includes hot dogs, chips and drink). No preregistration to attend is required.
Don't own a doxie, you are still welcome to attend! Come one....Come All!! This is an awesome event!!

Raffles and Silent Auctions
Door Prizes
Wiener Races
Bake Sale
Doxie General Store
Nail trims
Photographer with Wienermobile Car
Wiener Games-Best Trick, Best Costume, Doxie Owner Look Alike, and
Cake Walk

Pre-registration for the Dachshund Dash races is now open until May 6th 
The Dachshund Dash pre-registration fee is $5.00.
You can also register the day of the race. The fee will be $10.00 the day of the races.
There are 4 Race Divisions. They include :

Lil' Schnitz-under 2 years old
Frankfurters - 2-4 years old
Bratwursts - 5-8 years old
Knockwursts - 9 + years and handicapped

Fantastic prizes are in store for the fastest wieners out there.  Click the following link for registration details:   Dachshund Dash Registration Form and Details.

One of the highlights of the Cross Town Bark Around fundraiser will be the drawing for the winner of this "Rescue Rainbows Raffle Quilt" made by MWDR supporters.  MWDR put out a call for donations of dachshund themed quilt blocks, and received over 40 wonderful squares, each one unique in it's own way.  Twenty of those blocks were made into this quilt.  Almost every block has a special story to tell, as many of the blocks represent foster dogs, adopted dogs, or dogs that have gone over the rainbow bridge.  This large machine quilted lap quilt measures approximately 59" x 71", and is backed with black dachshund print fabric and has a sleeve for hanging.
Buy raffle tickets at the event, or on-line at MWDR.  1 for $1, 12 for $10, 25 for $20, or 70 for $50.  Winner need not be present to win.

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