Friends of shelter thank 5K sponsos

By Heather Meade

April 28, 2014

Dear Editor,

As part of the Wayne Healthcare Challenge, the Darke County Friends of the Shelter had their first 5K race on April 5 to benefit the Scentral Park dog park. It was a huge success for everyone and a great event!

There were a large number of participants for this first of a kind event and many runners came with their canine friends.

The organization wants to thank everyone who helped to make their first 5K a big success and contributed in the form of a sponsorship or donations.

The sponsors were: Barry Family Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Brown, Countryside Gardens Inc., Greenville Federal, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Jeff Hole and Max, Keller Grain & Feed Inc., Kline Timber Company, Majestic Pet Cremation Services, Mercer County Stor & Lock, Frank Miller Lumber and Schultz Motors.

Many local businesses donated food, water, coupons and more. The donors were: Eileen Litchfield, McDonald’s, Boston Stoker Coffee, Walmart, Marco’s Pizza, Propel Sports Water, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Kroger, Brenda’s Beanery, Taco Bell, KFC, Wendy’s and Arby’s.

Again: a BIG Thank You to all supporters!


Kurt Fritsch, public relations officer

The Darke County Friends of the Animal Shelter