Tiffin Bark Park fundraiser

The Tiffin Bark Park is hosting Howlapalooza 2019, its fifth annual fundraiser, Saturday.

Tiffin Bark Park is to host the fundraiser 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 W. Tiffin St., according to a release.

President Keith Hodkinson of Friends of Tiffin Park Bark Inc. said the park is an open, off-leash park and with their fundraiser agreement, they receive no money from the city of Tiffin. They raise all the money and do everything at the park themselves, he said.

The annual fundraiser is the major avenue for raising the annual expenses, the release states. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event, it states.

Hodkinson said tickets can be purchased today at Simply Susan’s, 70 S. Washington St.; Forte Music, 717 W. Market St.; Threads, 2451 W. Market St.; or Edenwood Veterinary Clinic, 4686 S. SR 231. He said people can also buy tickets over the phone by calling Edenwood during business hours today.

The release states since the opening of the park, the organization has purchased a fully secure locking system, which was installed at the park and only those with veterinarian-approved dogs can register to get a key fob to gain access to the park 24 hours a day. Tiffin Bark Park, which is located within Highland Park on North Washington Street, has just over 375 dogs registered by over 330 Seneca County residents, it states.

Hodkinson said this year’s theme is “Life is a Beach!” and will include Put-In-Bay’s No. 1 Party Band, Wally & The Beavs, who are to play from 8-11 p.m. He said in addition to live music, the event will include a silent auction and a special raffle, where the winner will be awarded tickets to the sold-out Kid Rock-Bash at the Bay concert. Tickets for the special raffle can be purchased for $20, Hodkinson said.

The silent auction is to feature 10-15 items, including Cedar Point passes, a private bourbon tasting at The Renaissance of Tiffin, tickets to African Safari and giftcards to places at Put-in-Bay.

Hodkinson said S.C.A.T is to run a free shuttle bus from downtown Tiffin in front of The Renaissance of Tiffin to Meadowbrook Park from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. He said the event is BYOB and attendees must be at least 21 years old.

For more information about the event, call Hodkinson at (419) 618-1862.

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