WHAT: The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) will share some big news at its 22nd annual Bark in the Park tomorrow. At Knoxville’s biggest celebration for dogs and people we’re announcing a ten-year commitment to the animals of East Tennessee. It’s Time for a no-kill East Tennessee.
WHEN: Saturday, June 11th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. with a five-dollar entry donation.
WHERE: World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn
BACKGROUND: Bark in the Park will have something for everyone. As usual, the day will host everyone’s favorite games and contests for people and their pooches to participate in! HSTV’s Kid’s Corner will feature face painting, henna tattoos, balloon art and more. Festival vendors will include dog centric artisans and businesses. There will be lots of great food. Festival goers can expect to grab a cold drink at the Barkin’ Beer Garden sponsored by, the Bearden Beer Market and Yazoo Brewing Company. And to help keep Fido cool, there will be cool-down pools and Grayson Subaru’s Misting Tent. Of course, Rescue Alley will be there as well, representing so many hardworking specialized animal rescues!
Bark in the Park is a huge event for HSTV. As a regional destination shelter, HSTV cares for over 1,300 at-risk animals a year coming from over 20 surrounding counties. “Funds raised at the event will allow us to continue to provide this care while working toward our vision of a no-kill East Tennessee by 2025,” says Crossen.
To find out more about Bark in the Park 2016, visit HSTV’s event page at http://humanesocietytennessee.com/bark-in-the-park/.