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Howliday Party 2016

santa and dogKick off your Holiday season by attending this year’s Howliday Party, which will take place at the Frederick County, MD, Fairgrounds (797 E. Patrick St. Bldg 12) on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 from 11am until 2:30pm. The party is a great way to have a fun, have a relaxed time while enjoying the company of good friends and your best four-legged friends. Lots of fun events such as the 50/50 raffle, doggie gift exchange, pictures with Santa, a silent auction and GRREAT merchandise guarantees a good time will be had by all.


The GRREAT Board will provide the main entrees.  We are asking for families to bring snacks (cheese and crackers, vegetable tray, soda, etc), and desserts (cookies, cakes, etc) to share.


  • A-M: Snacks
  • N-Z: Desserts

ADMISSION:  $20 per adult (age 17+) on or before Nov. 26th or $25 per adult on or after Nov. 27th or at the door. Children 16 and under and dogs, of course, are free!

PAYMENT: You have two options to pay, online or at the door. If you do pay using the form below (and PayPal) please print and bring the confirmation you receive to the Party as this will be proof of payment.  If we do not have your name on the list and you do not have confirmation via PayPal we will assume your transaction was not completed and therefore not paid.    If you do NOT wish to pay with credit card via PayPal, you can mail a check to GRREAT (P.O. Box 190, Merrifield VA 22116) no later than Dec.1st to ensure we will receive it in time.


SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction will be held throughout the party to benefit GRREAT! We are looking for items such as toys and/or general dog products as well as gift cards, gift baskets or handcrafted items from talented artists. Please contact ligirlva@gmail.com or adoptions@grreat.org to coordinate the drop off of your donated item(s) by Nov. 27th.

DOGGIE GIFT EXCHANGE: Each of your dog(s) can “pick a gift”, if he/she brings a loosely wrapped doggie prize, around $5. Gifts are placed on the floor, and each dog that brings a gift will have a chance to put their nose to work and retrieve a toy.

We hope that you and your best friends can join us for the Holiday Celebrations!

RSVP:  Please use the form below to RSVP or email ligirlva@gmail.com and tell us your name, #of people, #of dogs attending to give the final count to the caterer by Nov. 30th.   To avoid having an influx of RSVPs the day of and not having enough food we ask that you RSVP by Nov. 30th even if you plan on paying at the door.

VOLUNTEER: In order for our event to be successful we need your help by volunteering for a portion of time.  No one will have to man a table the entire time and you will not miss out on any of the activities.  If you wish to volunteer please email Volunteer@grreat.org or click the following link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f48aea72ba02-grreat9

DIRECTIONS: From Washington, DC: 270 North to 70 East towards Baltimore. Take exit 55/South St.  Right onto South Street. Right onto Franklin St. In .02m Fairgrounds will be straight ahead. From Baltimore: 695 South to 70 West. Take exit 56/Patrick St (MD-144) towards Fairgrounds. Continue straight on E. Patrick St for approximately .08m. Fairgrounds will be on your right. Fairground management prefers we enter/exit from GATE 1 off East Patrick Street.  Building 12 will be on your right.  First big white building as you enter in through the gate


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