KEYSER - The Mineral Daily News Tribune will be hosting Mineral County Bark for Life this year on Saturday, June 2, at Keyser's South End Park.
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Mineral Daily News Tribune will be hosting Mineral County Bark for Life this year on Saturday, June 2, at Keyser’s South End Park.
Bark for Life is a canine-centered fund raiser for Relay for Life, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
The News Tribune has maintained an active role as a supporter of Relay for Life for a number of years, and is happy to become even more active this year as the sponsor of Bark for Life.
This year Bark for Life will be dedicated to two News Tribune staffers’ pets who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge - “Blaze,” who was lost late last year to cancer, and “Blanche,” who took part in Bark for Life every year it was held until her health would no longer permit it.
Those wishing to participate in the event this year may pick up a registration form at the News Tribune office during regular hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $15 for a team, which consists of one human and one or two dogs. Each teach will receive a t-shirt for the human and a bandana for the dog or dogs.
Deadline to register to guarantee getting a t-shirt that day is Monday, May 21. Those who register after that date (and late registrations are always welcome!) will be able to pick up a t-shirt and bandana at a later date.
Teams are encouraged to raise funds prior to the event and prizes will be awarded that Saturday for first, second and third place fund raisers.
During the June 2 event, there will be various activities for the canines and their humans, including contests for such coveted titles as “Cutest,” “Best Dressed” and “Best Behaved.”
Thanks to the generosity and support of a number of area businesses and individuals, several gift baskets will be available to be raffled off, and tickets will continue to be sold until the main Relay for Life event on Saturday, July 21.
For further information, call the NT office at 304-788-3333 and ask for Barbara High or Liz Beavers.