3rd Annual Paws on Palafox
The 3rd Annual Paws on Palafox 3K family & dog walk is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Plaza de Luna Park at the Southern most part of Palafox Street. The walk begins at 9 a.m., while the vendors open at 7 a.m. Entertainment has been added to this year's event, so plan to arrive early and stay after the walk to enjoy the added entertainment.
Last year over 600 participated in the walk. We expect the number of participants to increase this year, so several changes have been added. This year, two Yappie Hours have been scheduled. At these dog friendly events, participants will be able to pick up their walk material, including event numbers, tee shirts, bandanas and hats. Check back on the web site for more details.
MainStay Financial Group is again the presenting sponsor and is a part of the staging, band and pre-event and post-event activities. Bob Tyler Toyota, a new sponsor this year, has provided a pace car to lead the walk through the city. Pen Air Federal Credit Union has agreed to provide the Selfie-station on the course. They will be taking live shots during the walk and posting them on Faccebook for all to see.
Individuals have several options in how to participate in this year's event. For the most committed individuals, the Pack program was developed that allows participants to receive race items based on reaching certain fund raising levels. Raising $50, $100 and $250 earns the walker a bandana, tee shirt and a baseball cap.
Those individuals that simply want to purchase the walk items, can do so. Each person must register for the event and then at the final step of the process enter the Store Front and purchase the items that they want. In addition, we have created the option where folks can participate in the walk without paying a fee. We require that the person secures a walk (participant number) and sign the event waiver. The waiver helps us maintain a safe environment for all of the attendees.
For more information, please visit the Pensacola Humane Society web site at www.pensacolahumane.org/paws-on-palafox .