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Ways to Give: Pooches & People Picnic

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Canine Costume Parade WINNER:   Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the parade.  Our overall winner Sue Sarber and her beautiful pooch, Ginger took the trophy.

Pooches & People Picnic

Sharing:   Become an ambassador for our event raising funds for grief support programs.  Post on social media and gather your family, friends and colleagues to join us next year!

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

Our annual event raising funds and awareness for the Harbor Hospice Foundation was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  The philanthropic day brought in over $1,100 with all proceeds supporting the community grief healing programs of The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center.

Our annual event included a canine costume parade on the ruff ruff route, on-site nail clipping and micro-chipping, doggie cake walk, paw-print painting booth, family photos, furry face painting, auction, raffle, and smooches with pooches kissing booth and more!

The event began with costume parade down the ruff ruff route.  A dog spot raffle auction, activities and large raffle also kept the event flowing for all family members including the furry ones.

Thank you again to all our attendees, volunteers, donors, sponsors and the community!

Ruff Ruff (Thank you) to our friends!

Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack​ and Ebby’s Pet Bakery & Boutique​ for offering lunch for purchase and complimentary pooch-only brownie bites!

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

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.