Woofstock 2009 was another “Barking” success, drawing over 1000 dogs of every breed, size and temperament. Situated at Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park between the Civic Club and the Walnut street bridge with nearly 100 vendors, products included everything from dog clothes, food, snacks, trainers, neuter clinics, shampooers, nail clippers, birthday party hats, and on and on.
Since Chief does not have his own transportation, Jill and I took him to Woofstock, so he could man, ‘er “dog”, the booth, along with several other volunteers for the Capital Area Greenbelt Trail. Chief’s job was to greet the visiting dogs and share stories of his many experiences walking the Greenbelt.
We arrived early so we could check out the Stage Cover (20 x 20 tent on 9 ft legs) installed at Kunkle Plaza as the main entertainment stage, as well as the podium for announcing winners of the Grateful Dog Walk fundraiser, winners of the Raffle, and various other activities.
If you are interested in helping “Rescues”, or would actually like to help a certain breed, I urge you to look over CPAA’s RESCUE PARTNERS, made of good people who are furthering the cause of “No more Homeless Pets”.
For those who might be willing to donate time or money to CPAA, check out all the possibilities at their website http://www.cpaa.info/give.html .
Meanwhile at the Capital Area Greenbelt booth:
Chief and Jill Rondeau, Past President of the Greenbelt wait for passers-by…
When a family walks by, Chief greets the new friend with a sniff and invites them in to look at the Greenbelt map. The map shows the 22 mile linear park trail which runs entirely on the East Shore, connecting about 15 parks in various townships, Harrisburg City, county property, HACC, and State Hospital Grounds.
Hey, they let you “Little Guys” in too?
Chief and I head off to the Tented Stage to watch The Grateful Dog Walk awards presentation for fund raising, as well as one of the many scheduled music groups who played throughout the day.
And finally at the end of a long day, relaxing for a much needed rest.
Assistant Editor – Chief