It's the big bash on Saturday!

The much anticipated grand opening of Evansville's first NO-KILL rescue center is here!!!

The party is on Stockwell Avenue as It Takes A Village Canine Rescue welcomes you to their new rescue center and thrift shop. This event is not to be missed! Entry is FREE and open to the public (but bring your coins because there will be plenty of ways for us to try to get them from you). ;) Just a few of the things we will have are:

* Food

* Dog fashion show/cutest dog

* Face painting

* Animal Balloons

* Arts & Crafts for kids

* Photos with your pet with professional photographer

* Kissing/Cuddle booth – kiss/hug the puppy

* Silent Auction! 103GBF Donated a Staind autographed 8x10 photo!

* Police K9 demonstration

* Dog tricks/agility demonstration

* Dunking Booth!  Ron Rhodes is in the booth at 5pm.  Cool him off!!

* Carnival games for kids

* Beer garden at Stockwell Inn (adults only section; cover charge is $5 after 8 p.m.)

Here is the full detailed schedule of events for Saturday!

2:45 – 4:00                   Troy Miller

3:00 – 4:00                   Welcome with Mayor Winneke

3:00 – 7:30                   Dunking Booth

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Chris Pugh, EPD Assistant Chief of Police

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Jonathan Weaver, City Councilman

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Mike Connelly, EFD Chief

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Ron Rhodes, Meteorologist

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Kelly Yarde, Animal Control Officer

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Susie Kirk, Vanderburgh County Clerk

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Missy Mosby, City Councilwoman

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Laura Brown, City Clerk

3:00 – 8:00                   Pet Photos with Don Swain (WCCG photography) 3-8

3:00 – 8:00                   Kids games – tic tac toe, duck pond, cornhole, bob for apples, crafts

3:00 – 7:30                   Silent Auction

3:00 – 8:00                   Food Service

3:00 – 12:00                Beer Garden ($5 charge after 8 p.m.)

4:00 – 5:00                   Doggie Costume Contest (MC Jon B)

4:00 – 6:30                   DJ – Jon B

6:30 – 8:00                   Band – The Moccasins

8:00 – 10:00                Band - Dang Heathens

10:00 – 12:00a            Band - Akacia

Other events

Dog sketches by local artist Sydney Herron 3-8

Evansville Police Department K9 unit demonstrations-3:30-5:30

Tri State K9 University-demos at 3 and 6

Tri-State K9 Angel Therapy Dogs demo at 5 and 8

Soldier Dogs for Independence demo at 4 and 7

K9 Detection Services demonstrations 3-8

East Side Animal Hospital

--VOM demonstration 5-8

--Nail trimming $10 3-8

Microchips for $20 – Dr. Michael Schnell

Hadi Funster Clowns

Evansville Fire Department Truck

Bears Bone Bakery – Christopher Thomas

Good bands and food, masks, beads, doggie kings and queens, we are putting together a Mardi Paws scene!

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