NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
66°
H 66° L 61°
Partly Cloudy | 0MPH

Elmbrook Humane Society's Wagfest!

Aug. 22, 2013

Wagfest goes to the dogs! Thousands of people – and just as many animals – expected at fundraiser for Elmbrook Humane Society.

August 20, 2013 – BROOKFIELD, WI – Tails will be wagging on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Brookfield’s Mitchell Park (next to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as the Elmbrook Humane Society (EBHS) hosts its annual Wagfest fundraiser.

The 6th annual Wagfest is the place for animals and their people to come together as a community and celebrate the bond between them. The one-day festival includes food, music, shopping, a silent auction and raffles. Silent auction and raffle prizes include Harley-Davidson collectables, Green Bay Packer packages and the sought after “Party Time Wheelbarrow” filled with premium liquor and fine wines.

Each year Wagfest is bigger and better with new attractions; this year is no different. Wagfest has grown from a 5K Run/Walk to a full blown festival with over eighty vendors, big name sponsors and with more attendees each year. This year EBHS expects over 5,000 people with their furry friends in tow.

Just one of the many new attractions at Wagfest 2013, will be the addition of one lure course, making three total lure courses. Rachel Coolbroth, Elmbrook Humane Society’s Director of Community Relations & Development said, “The lure course area is always a big draw at Wagfest. Guests will wait by the course to exercise their dogs, which is why the committee felt it was necessary to add a third course.” EBHS hopes that the addition of the third lure course will substantially cut down wait times for the popular dog activity.

Event admission and parking are free and open to the public. EBHS will provide a free shuttle to and from parking lots for people and their animals, courtesy of Boscos Social Club in Waukesha.

All proceeds from Wagfest will benefit the animals at the Elmbrook Humane Society, which is the only no-kill shelter in Waukesha County.

The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. The Elmbrook Humane Society is the only no-kill animal shelter in Waukesha County, serving the community since 1964. www.ebhs.org

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Milwaukee man charged for causing fatal rollover crash in Wauwatosa 5/28

» Run Tosa Run raises $3K for Ronald McDonald House 5/26

» Longfellow hosting Wauwatosa's Memorial Day ceremony Monday 5/21

» Choice school, dry cleaning issues held for more discussion in Wauwatosa 5/20

» Parents rally after lawmakers expand vouchers 5/20

» Wauwatosa approves conceptual design for pocket park on North Avenue Updated:  5/20

» Wauwatosa hotel site sells for $925,000 5/20

» Tosa Tonight releases lineup for summer concert series 5/19

» Wauwatosa School Board approves raises for teachers, administrators and staff 5/19

» Wauwatosa Avenue lane to close over Memorial Day weekend 5/18

» Residents invited to help redesign streets, parks in Wauwatosa Village 5/15

» Wauwatosa alderman pulls proposal to shrink common council 5/15

» Police arrest teens for prowling after foot chase through Wauwatosa Updated:  5/14

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Massive overhaul of area conferences could be afoot 5/13

» Beer garden at Hoyt Park in Tosa reopens Wednesday, may go indoors too 5/12

» Winter's not through with us yet 5/12

» Wauwatosa mayor named to MMSD governing commission 5/11

» Police say motorcyclist riding without helmet injured in Wauwatosa collision 5/7

» Ex-Wauwatosa school board vice president 'disheartened by political dissonance' in community Updated:  5/6

» Wauwatosa celebrating Bike to School Day Wednesday 5/5

» Wauwatosa alderman proposes cutting four seats on Common Council 5/4

» East kickers blank Tosa West, 2-0 5/2

» Investigation: Family behind collapsed Falls building has a history of neglecting properties Updated:  5/1

» Wauwatosa's Lady in Red reopens as Nikki's Boutique after remodel 4/30

» Exactly 175 years ago, Wauwatosa became a town 4/30

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory

CONNECT