On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
, Inc. (ARF
) is holding their 21st Annual "Stroll to the Sea" Dog Walk from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The two-mile walk to the ocean is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF. The stroll begins and ends in the heart of East Hampton Village at the historic Mulford Farm
Following the walk, attendees can enter a variety of contests like Dog/Owner Look Alike, The Pooch Who Can Smooch, and Stupid Pet Tricks. First place winners will walk away with a crystal dog by Baccarat
. The dog contests and awards ceremony begin at 11 a.m. and will feature a special "Friends of Animals award presentation to the Sag Harbor Village Fire Department's Dive Team, who assisted rescuing a dog trapped in frigid icy water last winter at Long Beach. Four legged friends can test out their skills on the dog agility course. Once again, singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp
will entertain guests playing favorites on the guitar. Attendees can support ARF by bidding on the silent and Chinese auction.
Following the walk, attendees can enter a variety of contests. (Photo: Heather Zwicker)
Walk participants who raise $250 or more in pledges will receive a leather zip case, courtesy of Coach
. Those who register as a "Top Dog" (contributing $250), or a "Great Dane" (contributing $500), are invited to attend the exclusive Kick-Off Cocktail Party on Friday, October 10th at 6 p.m. at North Haven waterfront home of committee member Majo Prazenec and David Sidwell. Fundraisers can set up their own page or join a team at arfdogwalk2014.org
. Top fundraising prizes include a three night stay in an ocean view room at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, a spa treatment and basket of beauty from Naturopathica with dinner for two at The 1770 House
and an 8 x 10 portrait of your pet by noted artist Ellen Silverberg. The top child prize (under 16) is a bicycle from the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.
Pre-registration is $30 for adults and $35 on the day of. Registration is free for children under 16. All registrants will receive a free tee shirt featuring artwork by designer Isaac Mizrahi
, a tote bag, and free nail clippings for their dogs.
Note: "Stroll to the Sea" has been postponed from Saturday, October 11th to Sunday, October 12th.
Mulford Farm is located at 10 James Lane in East Hampton. For more information, visit www.arfhamptons.org.
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