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Ways to Give: 4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic

THE DETAILS

Canine Costume Parade:   Register your pooch for our fun costume parade from Fricano’s Place grounds to Downtown Muskegon and back.  Registration fee includes one event shirt and one lunch from Fatty Lumpkin’s Sandwich Shack.  Our local business owners on Western Avenue will be judging for the best costume.  Winner will receive our annual trophy and surprise prize!

The linked page above is for pre-ordering event shirts and those registering for the Canine Costume Contest on the Ruff Ruff Route.  Register Early to ensure your event shirt size is in stock!  Day of event anyone can attend for *FREE  (*most events will be no-charge with BARKING BUCKS or small fee for lunch and certain activities)  Tickets and pre-ordered t-shirts online do incur small processing fee.

Sharing:   Become an ambassador for the fun event raising funds for grief support programs.  Post on social media and gather your family, friends and colleagues to join you with their furry family members.

**Leashed pets only and you DO NOT need to have a dog to attend.  This fun event is for ALL DOG LOVERS!

The 4th Annual Pooches & People Picnic is a fundraiser which supports The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice – the only grief and loss center in Muskegon County which offers free grief support (groups and counseling services) to children, teens and adults in our community who are dealing with a loss of any kind.

The Scolnik Healing Center has professionally trained and licensed grief counselors who offer individual and family grief counseling and grief groups at no cost, and also conduct in-services for physician offices, home care agencies, school staff, and other agencies. If there is a way we can serve you please contact us at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org.

Past Pooches & People Picnic events have included a Dog Walk on the Ruff Ruff Route, on-site nail clipping and microchipping, Doggie Cake Walk, Paw-Print Painting Booth, delicious picnic lunch, auction and raffle! In 2019 we will also have a Canine Costume Parade, a Smooches with Pooches kissing booth, and so much more!

More event details announced soon…stay tuned and following us on Facebook @ScolnikHealingCenter

Early Canine Costume Parade Registration is open CLICK HERE – Eventbrite page is only for ordering event t-shirts and those registering in advance for the Canine Costume Contest on the Ruff Ruff Route.  Register early to ensure your size of t-shirt!!!  Day of event anyone can attend for *FREE (*most events will be no-charge with BARKING BUCKS and small fee for lunch and certain activities).

The event begins with costume parade check-in and late registration at 10:00 am.  An informal welcoming and parade kick-off at 10:30 am.  Local business owners on Western Avenue (parade route) will be voting for the best costume.

JUST ANNOUNCED – Pound Buddies of Muskegon will be having adoptions available at the event.  Rescue a new family member today!

**Leashed pets only and you DO NOT need to have a dog to attend.  This fun event is for ALL DOG LOVERS!

Sponsors and Auction Donations

We are looking for some FUR-bulous event sponsors and PAW-some auction donors.  Download forms below.

Event Volunteers

Interested in joining us as volunteer for this pawsome event?  Email us by March 8th at EventVolunteer@HarborHospiceMI.org for more details.

ATTN: Pooch lovers

This charity event may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.  If in doubt or questions please call Richard at 231.728.6839 or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org

Would you like to get involved with the Harbor Hospice Foundation or special events?

Please call our development office at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559.