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'Dog Days' to Return to Oxford

Event will be held in the fall; volunteers are needed.

After a one year hiatus, the dog days are back in Oxford.

The "Dog Days of Oxford" event will be held this year on Saturday Sept. 29 at Oxford Center School with a rain date of Sept. 30, organizers announced Wednesday. 

The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include a variety of dog contests, vendor booths, a food court, working animal demonstrations, basket raffles and door prizes, and a child fun area. Proceeds from the event will benefit the

"Dog Days," which is typically the largest fundraiser for the shelter, was not held last year for the first time since 1999 due to a lack of volunteers to help run the popular event. Animal shelter volunteers said they had hoped to bring the program back and began fundraising efforts more than a year ago. The event typically draws hundres of canines and their owners to town and raises thousands of dollars for the shelter.

Currently, the Shelter Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with planning the event and/or working at the event. Volunteers are asked to email their contact information to dogdaysofoxford@gmail.com. Interested vendors and program book advertisers should also send an e-mail to that address for more information. 

 

Craig Zac June 21, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Awesome...we missed this last year. It is such a fun event and the proceedes go to helping all the animals at the shelter.
Kristi Novin June 21, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Thanks to everyone for the positive responses. We already have volunteers sending emails. We have some new vendors signing up too! Please keep them coming- we still gladly welcome vendors, volunteers and raffle donations. Everyone has been working hard to make this an awesome day and every contribution helps :-)
Paul Singley June 21, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Kristi: Glad this is back. You guys do so much good for the community.
Kristi Novin June 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Thanks Paul and thank you for keeping the community aware of our events. On a separate note- we love volunteers from anywhere (doesn't have to just be from Oxford). The question came up in an email and we already have people from many different towns that contribute to our shelter family. All are welcome!
Corey Martovich June 22, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I'm really glad this is back! I look foward to going to it every year!
Nyla Vargas June 29, 2012 at 01:36 AM
I would love the be a vendor. I am a consultant for Tastefully Simple. I just emailed the address above tonight. Cant wait to hear back!!
clif meadows July 01, 2012 at 12:02 PM
great glad its back missed not having last year, we saw a beagle there 2010, and we adopted her, it was so much fun, we will be there this year

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