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FINISH Photo ly Sah AMatal The Wist Sularten Humane Serity s arkapola fratne deg , lrecoming end ngidin nent in aldien te les of oeher fun ativitis. The aest, spiand in port ly Gmal Subaru of Napensile, inilde at 10am do 2 pm. Sundos, Spt 26, at Lisk Communiy Perk Barkapalooza promises pets and owners a fun-filled day in the park fundraiser of the year, proceeds from Barkapaloora account for about 10 percent of the humane society's animal The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is thrilled to host the 28th annul Barkapaloova Dog Walk and Pet Expo in person on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Lisle Community Park from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Alter so many months of canceled, postponed and virtual events, WSHS is delighted that animal lovers can once again gather to celebrate the joys of pet family to donate to the event. In addition, onnerships. The event kicks off with a pet blessing be waived for fundraisers who help raise and dog walk. From there, attendees can meet and leam about 15 other local income. Volunteer to fundraise! To help support WSHS, supporters and attendees are encouraged to create a fundraising page and ask friends and the $20 entrance fee to Barkapaloora will $100 or more. "Fundraisers can ako eam prizes for raising funds for Barkapalooza and we are very excited to have a donation-matching grant from our Board members," said Morrison. rescue groups, browse dozens of vendor booths featuring local businesses that offer pet-related products and services and enjoy delectable creations available through food trucks and Barkapalooza's Hitting a $100,000 fundraising goal is annul bake sale. Attendees can participate in mumerous raflles and other games with prizes throughout the day as well as watch or participate in lure- coursing and agility activities. Of course, Barkapaloora partikipants are welcome to bring dogs who love crowds, especially if their pooch is a WSHS alum. WSHS is thrilled to bring everyone together again and is taking all necessary precautions to make WSHS a COVIDsafe event. "We will take steps to ensure that ereryone feels safe to attemd this fun event. We typically have 400 to 500 attendees, but our event is outdoors and spread throughout a large portion of Lisle Community Park, so there is plenty of space for everyone." said Christina Morrison, development director for the West Suburban Humane Society. In addition to providing a great day of entertainment for both owners and their pets, WSHS hopes to raise $100,000 during the event to support caring for their dogs and cats. As WSHS' largest no casy feat, and WSHS is humbled by the generous support they receive from local entities such as Gerakd Subaru of Naperville, one of Barkapakoova's largest sponsors. Their contributions help pay for the cost of the event so that donations from attendees can directly support WSHS' care for their dogs and cats In addition to sponsorship. the dealership always brings one of the latest Subaru model to demonstrate its pet- friendly interiors and safety features while providing attendees with pet-related Swag they enjoy every year. Morrison said Gerald Subaru of Naperville's continued support of WSHS allowed them to continue their important work during the pandemic and emerge from the crisis stronger than ever. "Animals have alays held a special place in our hearts at Gerald Subaru of Naperville. As an unprecedented mumber of pets were adopted during the pandemic, our commitment to organizations like the West Suburban Humane Society grew even stronger We're thrilled to partner with an organization that helps pets find loving homes and support their owners after adoption through providing them with safe and perdriendly vehicles," said Alec Mckean, Vice President of the Gerald Auto Group. For more infomma n Barkapaloora, visit www.wshsdg.org. For more information on Gerald Subaru of Naperville, visit www.geraldsubarunaperville.com. Hoto by Sarah Manhal erkepale ill kik efat 10a.m Senday. Sept. , and fatue pnty f fan and tn for prts and thair m inlading dooms of ders and aleat 13 le mpop. The Wint Sulasten Hunaw Serity avr spood im part dy Genald Subaru of Naperil Gerald Cares www.GeraldCares.com FINISH Photo ly Sah AMatal The Wist Sularten Humane Serity s arkapola fratne deg , lrecoming end ngidin nent in aldien te les of oeher fun ativitis. The aest, spiand in port ly Gmal Subaru of Napensile, inilde at 10am do 2 pm. Sundos, Spt 26, at Lisk Communiy Perk Barkapalooza promises pets and owners a fun-filled day in the park fundraiser of the year, proceeds from Barkapaloora account for about 10 percent of the humane society's animal The West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) is thrilled to host the 28th annul Barkapaloova Dog Walk and Pet Expo in person on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Lisle Community Park from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Alter so many months of canceled, postponed and virtual events, WSHS is delighted that animal lovers can once again gather to celebrate the joys of pet family to donate to the event. In addition, onnerships. The event kicks off with a pet blessing be waived for fundraisers who help raise and dog walk. From there, attendees can meet and leam about 15 other local income. Volunteer to fundraise! To help support WSHS, supporters and attendees are encouraged to create a fundraising page and ask friends and the $20 entrance fee to Barkapaloora will $100 or more. "Fundraisers can ako eam prizes for raising funds for Barkapalooza and we are very excited to have a donation-matching grant from our Board members," said Morrison. rescue groups, browse dozens of vendor booths featuring local businesses that offer pet-related products and services and enjoy delectable creations available through food trucks and Barkapalooza's Hitting a $100,000 fundraising goal is annul bake sale. Attendees can participate in mumerous raflles and other games with prizes throughout the day as well as watch or participate in lure- coursing and agility activities. Of course, Barkapaloora partikipants are welcome to bring dogs who love crowds, especially if their pooch is a WSHS alum. WSHS is thrilled to bring everyone together again and is taking all necessary precautions to make WSHS a COVIDsafe event. "We will take steps to ensure that ereryone feels safe to attemd this fun event. We typically have 400 to 500 attendees, but our event is outdoors and spread throughout a large portion of Lisle Community Park, so there is plenty of space for everyone." said Christina Morrison, development director for the West Suburban Humane Society. In addition to providing a great day of entertainment for both owners and their pets, WSHS hopes to raise $100,000 during the event to support caring for their dogs and cats. As WSHS' largest no casy feat, and WSHS is humbled by the generous support they receive from local entities such as Gerakd Subaru of Naperville, one of Barkapakoova's largest sponsors. Their contributions help pay for the cost of the event so that donations from attendees can directly support WSHS' care for their dogs and cats In addition to sponsorship. the dealership always brings one of the latest Subaru model to demonstrate its pet- friendly interiors and safety features while providing attendees with pet-related Swag they enjoy every year. Morrison said Gerald Subaru of Naperville's continued support of WSHS allowed them to continue their important work during the pandemic and emerge from the crisis stronger than ever. "Animals have alays held a special place in our hearts at Gerald Subaru of Naperville. As an unprecedented mumber of pets were adopted during the pandemic, our commitment to organizations like the West Suburban Humane Society grew even stronger We're thrilled to partner with an organization that helps pets find loving homes and support their owners after adoption through providing them with safe and perdriendly vehicles," said Alec Mckean, Vice President of the Gerald Auto Group. For more infomma n Barkapaloora, visit www.wshsdg.org. For more information on Gerald Subaru of Naperville, visit www.geraldsubarunaperville.com. Hoto by Sarah Manhal erkepale ill kik efat 10a.m Senday. Sept. , and fatue pnty f fan and tn for prts and thair m inlading dooms of ders and aleat 13 le mpop. The Wint Sulasten Hunaw Serity avr spood im part dy Genald Subaru of Naperil Gerald Cares www.GeraldCares.com

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