Marshall Grain’s Pooch Play Date Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Association
Dog-Centered Benefit Features Live Music, Canine Contests, Treats for Dogs and Their Pet Parents
FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 12, 2017 – Marshall Grain Co., the leading retailer of organic gardening supplies and pet and animal care products in North Texas, will host it’s exclusive “Bark To End Alzheimer’s” event, a special dog-centered fund-raiser that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter.
The free event will be held April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m in Grapevine. Guests are invited to bring their dogs out for a special play date featuring treats and foods from various pet food vendors, canine contests, and more. Pet parents and other visitors will enjoy the live music of local band “Sweet T.”
There is a $5 entry fee (donation) for dogs participating in the various doggie contests. Attendees can also purchase Marshall Grain’s exclusive “Bark to End Alzheimer’s” purple pooch bandanas for a $5 donation and human-sized t-shirts for a $10 donation. All sales and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Bark to End Alzheimer’s” is the creation of Marshall Grain bookkeeper, Anne Shults, whose mother died of Alzheimer’s a few years ago. Following her mother’s death, Anne formed a fund-raising team to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2014, her co-worker, Kristin Walesa, became her co-captain, and in the fall of 2015, the two conceived “Bark to End Alzheimer’s,” which Marshall Grain sponsors.
“Nearly everyone is affected by Alzheimer’s, whether it be themselves or through having a loved one who’s been lost to it. It’s a devastating disease because the person is still there in body but they have lost themselves,” Shults says.
“We’re all very proud of Anne for her efforts to raise money for Alzheimer’s through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” says Jim Connelley, Marshall Grain’s owner and president. “She and Kristin have worked very hard to organize “Bark to End Alzheimer’s.” By sponsoring this event, Marshall Grain can have a much bigger impact and raise more money for the Alzheimer’s cause.”
For more information on the “Bark to End Alzheimer’s” event, please contact Anne Shults at Marshall Grain Co. in Fort Worth at 817-416-6600.