Friends of the Animal Shelter say ‘thank you’


GREENVILLE — As part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, formerly known as Wayne Healthcare Challenge, the Darke County Friends of the Shelter had their third 5K walk/run to benefit the Scentral Park dog park.

“It was again a huge success for everyone and a great event,” said organizers. “Despite the frigid snowy weather on the morning of April 9, 197 brave souls, many with their dogs, showed up for the walk/run. The organization wants to thank everyone who helped to make their third 5K a big success and contributed in the form of a sponsorship or donations. All proceeds from the event go toward the maintenance and improvements to Scentral Park.”

The sponsors were: Arcanum Veterinary Services, Matt and Angie Arnold and their dog Bailey, Barry Family Dentistry LLC, Edgetown Veterinary Clinic and Laser Center, Financial Achievement Services Inc., Zeke and Mini Litchfield, Majestic Pet Cremation Services (Division of Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home), Pooch Parlor, Schultz Motors, Western Ohio Podiatric Medical Center, Darke County Veterinary Services, Buddy and Turbo Dean, Greenville Federal, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Max Hole, Kline Timber, Second National Bank, Vinny and Sherman and Lucy Aukerman, Snap Fitness, Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Double M Diner, Dr. Thomas Brown, Greenville National Bank, Kline Timber.

Many local businesses donated food, water, coupons and more. The donors were: YMCA, WalMart, Brenda’s Beanery, Eileen Litchfield, Taco Bell, KFC, Dr. Farst (Arcanum Veterinary Service), Boston Stoker, Marco’s Pizza, Heavy Metal Church of Christ, Kellers, McDonald’s, Rocketship Sports Management.

The next upcoming event of the organization is the annual garage sale May 5-7. Watch the local medias (newspaper, online).

Pet pictures are being accepted at the Animal Shelter for the 2017 calendar (Your pet can be a star) of the organization. Deadline is July 6.

The meetings of the Darke County Friends of the Shelter are held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Animal Shelter. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Participants take part in the recently Wellness Challenge to benefit Scentral Park. take part in the recently Wellness Challenge to benefit Scentral Park.

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