CONTACT: Brian Ososky
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What: Winter Dog Day
Bok Tower Gardens Teams with Polk
LAKE WALES, Fla. — Bok Tower Gardens is going to the dogs for good cause on Saturday, January 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special activities 9 a.m. to noon during the Bark Tower Gardens’ Winter Dog Day. The event is sponsored in part by Veterinary Healthcare Associates of Winter Haven, Lake Wales News, and The New Barker magazine.
Leashed and friendly dogs are invited to visit in support of the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50 percent of the event proceeds. Dog admission, including a doggie gift bag, is $5 per dog. Regular human admission rates apply.
“Dogs are such an important member in many of our families,” explains David Price, Gardens’ president. “We welcome them to the Gardens on these special days to not only help our friends at the Humane Society, but also as a way to encourage families to get out in nature with their pets.”
Tips on health, safety, dog grooming and adoption, as well as some special friends who need a good home will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions, and doggie boutique items will be for sale. Judges will select the cutest, most unusual, owner look-a-like, most talented, and best kisser dogs with prizes provided for the top three winners in each category. Water bowls will be located throughout the Gardens.
The Humane Society of Polk County is Polk County’s first and only no kill animal shelter. They are committed to caring for our furry friends; therefore, all accepted animals are spayed or neutered, provided with shots, heartworm tested or feline leukemia/aids tested, de-wormed, micro-chipped, and provided a physical exam by a local veterinarian. But they can’t do all of this alone. They need support from the local community, and this event is a great way to enjoy the Gardens and help rescue abandoned dogs at the same time. Celebrate all the lives that have been saved and maybe save another one yourself!
Visitors are encouraged to bring a plastic bag to dispose of pet waste. Visit boktowergardens.org or humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org for more information.
Other Events and Activities this month at Bok Tower Gardens:
Sun., Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. – Live at the Gardens Winter Concert – Braun & Wolf Piano and Violin Duo
Mon., Jan. 21 at 1 and 3 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Concerts – Singing Tower
Thur., Jan 24 – Volunteer Job Fair, 2-3:30 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 24 – Watercolor Classes with Instructor Owen Jolly Begin
Sat., Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. – Great Garden Speakers Series – “Florida’s Finest” with Tom MacCubbin
Discover the plants that have made Florida famous throughout our history, including bromeliads, vegetables and citrus. $20 per person.
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