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October 19, 2013

Oct. 19, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

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Barktober Fest: A great day!

Jean McGroarty, director of the Kokomo Humane Society, sends this Cheer:

“The weather was picture perfect. The company was great. The Kokomo Humane Society’s seventh annual Barktober Fest Oct. 12 couldn’t have happened on a better day!

“Dog walk participants helped by collecting pledges from community members and local businesses, and we send our thanks to all who walked and all who donated. Because of the generosity of our community, the Humane Society netted more than $13,000 to help Howard County’s homeless pets.

“We were also grateful to have received such generous support from our sponsors, including:

“Kokomo Animal Hospital; Always About Pets; Bill and Karen Peelle; Tom and Carol Scherschel; BCR CPA Group; William and Sandy Knarr; King’s Heating and Plumbing; Hoosier AM/FM Radio; Advanced Medical Imaging; Bolinger Law Firm; Larry and Irene Rolland; Jeff and Linda Saul; Dechert Law; Melisa Ellis Residential Appraisals; Jefferson Road Animal Hospital; Peelle Law Office; Four Hounds Haven and Cattery; Hometown Graphics; Stephens Machine Inc.; Noah’s Ark Veterinary Clinic; Community First Bank; Dianna Delgado and Robert Mullen; Dr. Pratap Gohil; Host Design; Subway; Charles and Patricia Hinders; Scott Pet Products; Spectrum Photography; Lynn Murray; Button Dodge; McGonigal Buick-GM-Cadillac; Burger King; Kim and Linda Gilbert; and Del and Joyce Walker. Many, many local businesses and individuals donated prizes for top fundraisers and for our raffle. Susan Kline of Peru donated artwork for our logo.

“A final word of thanks goes out to our wonderful Barktober Fest committee and the volunteers who helped with the setup and running of our event — we appreciate you so much!

“We hope everyone involved had as much fun as we did and will join us again next year. As soon as you purchase your 2014 calendars, be sure to make note of Barktober Fest 2014, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11.”

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