Events - Year 2004
Rabies Vaccination Clinic
PINS volunteers worked the county-wide Rabies Vaccination Clinic. What better place to tell folks about the importance of spaying and neutering pets than at an event held specifically to vaccinate dogs and cats? Dozens of dogs and cats were spayed or neutered as a result of that day's efforts, and hundreds of people learned about the Pets in Need Society.
PINS Pet Festival
October 16th, 2004
Flippins Run Park
Pets In Need Society (PINS) of Meade County held their 3rd annual Pet Festival on October 16th at the Brandenburg Flippins Run Park. Despite cool and windy conditions compared to previous years, the PINS Pet Festival was a huge success! Attendance continues to grow and it's estimated that this year's event attracted more than 200 people from Meade County and surrounding communities.
Animals and their owners participated in events such as the annual Buttermilk Falls Walk and contests such as the Most Unusual Pet, Best Pet Trick and Best Frisbee Catch. They also enjoyed the Good News Farm petting zoo, the Ekron Baptist Church Puppet Show, and great food prepared by Boy Scout Troop #95.
Highlight of the day was the Blessing of the Animals Service by Rev. Jarrod Hunt, pastor of both the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church and West Point United Methodist Church. In addition to the prayers in unison, Reverend Hunt provided a blessing to individual animals.
PINS conducted their annual raffle, a drawing for more than $2000 in prizes. The Grand Prize, a beautiful handmade clock donated by DL Sumners of Ekron, was won by Bev Sadler of Mount Washington.
Special thanks go to our Pet Festival sponsors and raffle donors. Their support, the support of those in attendance and of all the PINS volunteers made the 2004 Pet Festival a huge success.