About the Event:
The Tri-County Humane Society’s 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk is coming up on September 12th, and we need your help! This is our most important fundraiser of the year, and quite possibly the best pet event St. Cloud has to offer. Held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, the 5k walk for animals kicks off from Wilson Park at 10am, and from 9-2pm there will be games, arts & crafts, face painting, food, a silent auction, animal demos, exhibitors, music, a free bouncy house for kids, human jousting, a dunk tank - and of course, the dog park along the beautiful Mississippi! All this and more will be available for you and your pets to enjoy as we celebrate the bond between humans and animals. Most importantly, there will be animals galore!!! Last year we had close to 500 enthusiastic pet lovers with over 300 companion animals join us, and we would love to see even more this year!
Back by popular demand, we will have a hotdog eating contest and costume contest - both of which include pets and their people, and a $50 prize for the hotdog eating contest winner, best dressed pet, and best dressed person, thanks to Vicky Ernst and Kloster Commercial Resources! Come hungry and in your best Woofstock attire! We will take unlimited contestants for the costume contest, but there are limited spots available for the hotdog eating contest. We encourage you to register early on our Facebook event page!
Schedule of Events:
* 9-10 am Registration
* 10 am 5k Walk for Animals
* 9-2 pm Food & Festivities
How You Can Help:
WALK THE WALK: This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you do your best to help us raise funds for the animals at the Tri-County Humane Society - and we will reward you for your efforts!!! Ask everyone you know to sponsor you with a gift of any size. Remember to tell them their gifts are tax deductible! We'd be happy to offer receipts for gifts upon request. Collect donations in person or by creating your own online fundraising page. Then register your pledge form and donations from 9-10am at the event to qualify for fantastic prizes! 2015 PLEDGE FORM
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE:
- Go to: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Tri-County-Humane-Society-1
- Login or sign up for a new account in the top right corner of the page.
- Click on the orange “fundraise” button.
- Customize your page and send it to friends and family via email or Facebook.
- Print your total raised online and turn it in with your pledge form at the event.
Top Fundraiser Prizes:
The top 40 individual fundraisers and top fundraising team will win a prize package. *Note: If you plan on creating a fundraising team, simply agree on a team name and have each member write it on their pledge form. Each teammate’s efforts will be combined to qualify for the top fundraising team prize in addition to the top individual fundraiser prizes. (TCHS employees do not qualify for top prize packages.)
Additional Prizes for ALL Qualifying Walkers:
Raise $75: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag
Raise $150: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt
Raise $200: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt + Pet Microchip
Raise $300: All of the above + Entry in Grand Prize Drawing to win 2 Roundtrip Southwest Airline Tickets!
Plus, for every $50 you raise, receive a raffle ticket to win a Cat Basket, Dog Basket, or Family Fun Pack!
EVENT EXHIBITOR: This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your business, especially if your product or service is pet related! Hundreds of walkers will browse the tables before and after the walk and we encourage you to bring free giveaways to promote your business. Sales, however, are not allowed. The deadline to sign up as an exhibitor is Friday, September 4, 2015. EXHIBITOR FORM
Exhibitor Fee: $75.00 ($25.00 for nonprofits). After Friday, September 4, 2015, a late fee of $25.00 must be added.
EVENT CONTRIBUTOR: FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, PRIZES & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED! We offer food and beverages for our walkers, and are always looking for donations. If you are able to help in this area, please contact Marit at (320) 252-0896 ext. 14. We are also looking for certificates to local restaurants and merchants to make up prize packages for our top fundraisers, as well as prizes for pets and kids for the games and contests. Lastly, we have a small silent auction at the event to raise extra funds for the animals. Consider donating an item to be auctioned off! The deadline for donating prizes and silent auction items is Tuesday, September 2, 2015. PRIZE & SILENT AUCTION FORM
Special thanks to our Event Sponsors:
Country Gallery Photography
Faraway Farm Handcrafted Soap
Geyer Wedding and Event Rentals
J-Craft Seamless Gutters & Exteriors
Kloster Commercial Resources
Pine Cone Pet Hospital