Bark in the Park T-shirts for sale

Published 10:29 am Friday, October 6, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Bark in the Park T-shirts will be available on Oct. 7 at Trendy Chic Boutique.

The Chilton County Humane Society holds Bark in the Park each fall as a fundraiser, but this is the first year a shirt had been designed especially for the event.

Bark in the Park will be held at Goose Pond Park on Oct. 21 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Board president Katherine Reece said the group was selling the shirts ahead of time to give people the opportunity to wear them to the event.

The shirt was designed by local artist Diana Hiott.

“Diana’s work is especially suited for Halloween because she has a really unique style,” Reece said.

Hiott’s style is whimsical with a dark or creepy tint.

The Humane Society wanted a memorable design that buyers would want to wear again and again as a souvenir of the event.

The shirts are $15 and are available in small to triple X. Payments at Trendy Chic Boutique for the shirts need to be by cash or a check made out to the Chilton County Humane Society.

Admission to Bark in the Park is free.

Games this year will include a pumpkin toss, ghost dart board and a Frankenstein nose-pick game.

“There is a giant Frankenstein face and they pick a bag out of Frankenstein’s nose,” Reece said.

There will also be a bingo tent.

The cost is $1 per game. Bracelets for endless play will also be available for purchase.

The youth group from First United Methodist Church will be doing face painting.

A costume contest for dogs will be held at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Kamp Krazy Bones is donating gift certificates for full grooming to the winners.

A children’s costume contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

A photo area for those wanting to commemorate their child’s outfit will also be available.

Bama Breeze will perform from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Humane Society has also received a large donation of collector Barbie dolls, which will be sold, probably through a silent auction, at the event.

Christian Motorcycle Association members will also be at the event showing their bikes.

“We will have $20 spay/neuter certificates for sale and adoptables, of course,” Reece said.

Food vendors will be on site, including Little Caesar’s pizza, Kona Ice and Neighborhood Grill.

All funds raised from T-shirt sales and Bark in the Park will go into the animal shelter general budget, which is used for day-to-day operations and other expenses.

Popcorn and desserts will also be for sale.

The Humane Society Board expressed thanks to this year’s sponsors, including gold sponsors: The Clanton Advertiser and the James Wadsworth Foundation of Greater Birmingham; silver sponsors: Home Printing Company and Trendy Chic Boutique; and bronze sponsors: Cook’s Pest Control, Lee Helms Associates, Baugh Ford, Kamp Krazy bones and Key Properties.