You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Woofstock is Saturday

That night: beer tasting and hog roast.


They say every dog has its day, and in Springfield that day is Saturday.

Woofstock 2013, a pet-friendly event sponsored by the Clark County Red Cross, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wiggly Field at Old Reid Park.

Woofstock, now in its sixth year, is a pet health fair that allows pet owners and their best friends to visit 20-25 pet vendors concentrated in one area and enjoy the company of other owners and pets. For a $10 donation, which goes to the local Red Cross, attendees receive a vendor pass good for more than $100 worth of pet supplies. This year’s sponsors are King Kennels and Northside Veterinary Clinic.

Woofstock is a tradition that sees an average of 600 attendees and 300 dogs attend, says Clark County Red Cross Executive Director Mike Larson.

“It gets bigger every year,” he said. “People stop me on the street throughout the year and ask me when the next Woofstock will be.”

Presentations from one of the sponsors, such as demonstrations on pet grooming and dog and cat CPR, will take place every half hour. A new vendor this year is the Animal Eye Institute of Cincinnati, which will offer glaucoma and cataract screenings.

Picnic food will be available at the site, including Hungarian cabbage rolls. But if that isn’t enough, there’s another alternative later on that evening.

Each fall, the Red Cross sponsors a wine-tasting event that has grown in popularity, A springtime event seemed like a good addition. A hog roast and beer-tasting will be 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Windy Knoll Golf Club.

The cost is $25 a person presale or $30 at the door. The price includes food, including beef brisket, cabbage rolls and six four-ounce beers, for age-appropriate attendees. Larson emphasizes this is a family-friendly event.

Larson said there will be various beers available, including one from a new brewery in Yellow Springs. The event will include live music entertainment from Omega Point.

Larson also mentioned that while these events are fun, they also serve a greater purpose. When somebody donates $1 to the Red Cross, 91 cents goes straight back into its programs.

“All of that money stays in Clark County,” said Larson. “We help from 350-400 people a year providing food and clothing following house fires.

“There will be a lot of good food, and, if the weather cooperates, it will be a nice spring night for families to enjoy.”

For more information on these events, call James Wagner at (937) 399-3872.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’
Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

  A familiar face is returning for the latest installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. Actor Jeff Goldblum, played the brash mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and its sequel in 1997 “The Lost World,” and has now has signed on for “Jurassic World 2,” according to the ...
Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame
Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame

  Madonna has some strong words for the producers of a planned biopic on her younger years, before she hit the big time. “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post.  “Only I can tell my story.” Universal acquired the rights to a script, called “Blond Ambition,” about...
‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights
‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights

For her first national Broadway tour leading role in “Pippin,” Housso Semon had to rise to the occasion — literally. Sure one has to sing, act and dance at a top level to even make it that far. For her role as Leading Player, the head of an acrobatic troupe of performers, Semon had to learn how to perform on a trapeze. “That&rsquo...
5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more
5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more

Twelve years ago, Dave Chappelle walked away from his hit Comedy Central Series and left Hollywood for a quiet life right here in Yellow Springs. Some of us who call the Dayton area home have gotten excited at a “Chappelle sighting” in the village during those years. But for most of the rest of the world, he essentially disappeared. But...
Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now
Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now

Bristol Palin says she just can’t wait to meet her third child, and she’s due any day now. The daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Instagram Tuesday to share her excitement. “My world!!! I can’t believe we’ll be a family of 5 in a matter of days,” Palin wrote as...
More Stories