Pet Pantries, a not-for-profit corporation based in Easton, will hold a series of raffles at their booth at this year’s Oxford Day celebration to further their mission of providing pet food to three area shelters and to individual pet owners.
This year’s Oxford Day, an all-day family celebration held in the historic Eastern Shore town, will take place on Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine. The Pet Pantries’ booth will feature several raffle items including two beautiful planters filled with dwarf English Boxwood and annuals, original framed photographs, and an original painting by well-known folk artist Danny Doughty. (Note that all of these items would make perfect gits for Mother’s Day — support a good cause and wrap up your Mother’s Day shopping!) Participants in the raffle will choose the items they want by putting their tickets in the doggie bowl in front of the item; winners will be announced at 1 PM — so get there early!
Look for Pet Pantries’ pet food drives on community calendars, follow them on Facebook, and keep track of their latest innovative fund raising events through local media.
About Pet Pantries
The Pet Pantries’ mission is to keep the much-needed pantries of the Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Humane shelters full throughout the year. Believing that no pet should go hungry, a small group of volunteers organized Pet Pantries to ensure that the tri-County shelters have enough pet food to distribute in their communities. Families who need assistance feeding their pets can receive pet food from the shelters’ pet food pantries.
The organization’s goal is to keep the pet food pantries stocked so that no one will be turned away. Support from local citizens and businesses guarantees that this goal will be met. Donations can be made at the Pet Pantries booth on Oxford Day or at the donation page on the Pet Pantries Web site (www.PetPantries.org). Volunteers are needed and cheerfully welcomed!
PO Box 3423 Easton, MD 21601
Visit www.oxfordday.org for a complete schedule of activities
This year’s Oxford Day participants will be asked to add an environmentally friendly element to their floats, displays, and events to show that as a community Oxford is committed to making a difference in our world today and tomorrow. The Oxford Day Parade, will run from 11:00 AM until noon. Please note that Morris Street will be closed to ALL traffic during this time. Please allow extra time to travel in and out of town all morning and especially during the parade. There will be bands, many floats, various cars and trucks, a bagpiper, walkers, and some new entries in the parade.
Join the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as opening a new education center. They will have plenty of hands-on, marine science activities and exhibits, including many fun activities for kids. Oxford Day is a rain-or-shine event. In the event of bad weather, Family Hour will be held on the covered deck at Masthead at Pier St; the Dog Show will also be held on their deck. These activities will be held at their scheduled times; only the location will change. The Army and Navy bands will be at the Oxford.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Step out for Breast Health at the Oxford Day 10K Race, 2010! Saturday morning, April 24th, the streets of Oxford will be filled with runners and walkers. This is the Tenth Anniversary of the popular run/walk, which kicks off the festivities of Oxford Day. The 10K Race supports breast cancer awareness and support services throughout the Mid-Shore region. The run and walk begin at the Oxford Community Center at 8 and 8:30am. All participants will receive a lite breakfast, water and a tee shirt, designed by Talbot County artist, Jessica Hurley, included in their registration fee.
The 10K run is organized by the Seashore Striders running organization, with a beautiful course through the town of Oxford and along the water. This is a great opportunity to form a team and run or walk for the cause, in honor of a survivor you know or in memory of a friend or loved one. This is an empowering event that celebrates good health and good friends!
In 2000, Judy Gannon, an Oxford resident and breast cancer survivor, inspired her friends and neighbors to come together for a common goal. That goal was to raise awareness and provide support for breast cancer programs in the area. The proceeds from this event have enabled the continuation of the very support services Judy envisioned, and are now being provided by Bosom Buddies in the Mid-Shore region.
Bosom Buddies provides services in the form of professionally led support groups, individual support counseling, as well as educational materials and comfort items for the newly diagnosed. They receive referrals from local physicians to provide services to their patients and outreach in the local community by attending local health fairs and community events. They also offer expressive workshops for survivors and speakers at their monthly meetings. All services are FREE to survivors in need. Bosom Buddies is a community based 501c3 non profit charity which serves locally and is sponsored by local businesses, grants and individuals. Business sponsorships and donations for this event are most welcome.
Registration forms are available at the Oxford Community Center, the Oxford Post Office, Cross Court Athletic Club, the YMCA , Body Watts and The Studio. Online registration is available at www.active.com and through the Seashore Striders website:www.seashorestriders.com. Please call 410-822-9492 for team packets, sponsorship or more information about Breast Cancer support services.