2019 AAGI Annual Reunion Picnic
November 2, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
1 Continental Dr — Tempe AZ 85281
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
$5 per adult admission
GREYHOUNDS ONLY PLEASE
- Greyhound Games
- Photo Contest
- Speaker – Greyhound Racing & Adoption
- Blur of Fur
- Ridiculously Awesome Raffle Baskets
- Costume Contest
- Adoptable Hounds
- Food Cart
- Senior Parade
- Rainbow Bridge Blessing
- And more…
Come past the guard shack and into the parking lot on the right. Please pay your admission to the AAGI volunteers as you walk out of the parking lot (please note our payment to Pera is based on head count so please don’t forget to pay).
Pera Club Park has plenty of room for all of our activities and lots of shade. However you still might want to bring umbrellas or small pop-ups plus blankets or chairs for sitting on the lawn.
We will have a food vendor available! There will be a upscale hot dog cart (APhillyated) for those that do not bring their lunch. All beef hot dog, chips and soda for $6. Each sale will benefit AAGI. Water will be available for $1 each. No alcoholic beverages please.
Shop, Shop, Shop!!
A wonderful opportunity to find just the right greyhound item for your Christmas list!! AAGI will have many of your favorites including Greyhound Jewelry, Greyhound Cards and 2020 Celebrating Greyhounds Calendars. Returning vendors such as Greyhound Studies, Aid 4 Greys (who donates 50% of their sales to AAGI), Hound St Boutique and more. All vendors donate a portion of their proceeds to AAGI so we appreciate you supporting them!!
Come visit the raffle table & check out all the Goodies. Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. We will draw tickets every half hour throughout the day with the largest prize being drawn at 1:45pm.
We will have a container in front of each item where you can put your tickets and you will be drawn for that item ONLY. Once that item is gone remaining tickets will be put in a “general” draw for a final prize to be drawn at 1:45pm.
The perfect place to find the next love sponge to fill your couch! Grab a flyer with all of them listed and look for the hounds wearing “Adopt Me” coats. If you fall in love just add your name and phone number to the back of their “dance card”. You will be contacted on Sunday. Being the first to sign up doesn’t guarantee you will get that dog — we try for the best fit for everyone.
Get your Greyhound Pedicure for $5 (5 tickets). Sorry we do not accept the Free Trim Nail Cards at the picnic.
Blur of Fur
Everybody´s favorite, including the dogs. Compete on a 50 yard course to see who still has their moves!! We are using the same course for the costume contest, senior parade, etc. so get your Blur on early before we close down. Blur will run from 10:00am ’til 11:30am and from 12:30pm to 1:30pm — last entry at 1:15pm. Winners will be announced at approximately 1:30pm.
Recognition, Contests & Ceremonies
Senior Strut Recognition – 11:30am
Recognition of all our older kids (over age 10). It is always fun to see the many older dogs strut their stuff in the ring. All seniors get Senior Tags plus the Oldest Senior gets special recognition.
You can register your Senior in 3 ways: 1) Pre-register and not have to worry about it that day. Just email this sentence — “(your name), Senior Name & Age 2) Sign up at the Admission Table as you come in 3) Sign up in the Ticket Area during the event.
Annual Costume Contest – 11:50am
Always a hoot. We have had movie/music stars and divas, a greyhound bus, a picnic table, a bunch of grapes, racing poodles, gypsies, tramps and thieves! Where can your imagination take us this year??? Don´t miss out on the fun!
You can sign up for the Costume Contest in 3 ways: 1) Pre-register and not have to worry about it that day. Just email this sentence — “(your name), Greyhound Name & Costume 2) Sign up at the Admission Table as you come in 3) Sign up in the Game Area during the event.2) Sign up at the Admission Table as you come in 3) Sign up in the Ticket Area during the event.
1:30pm Announcement of Winners in the Kissing Contest, What Did You Eat Contest, Stats Competition, Blur of Fur and Costume Contest
Volunteer Recognition – 12:10pm
A time to thank all of those who continue to offer their time to make AAGI the successful program we are.
Parade of Available Dogs – 1:45pm
Your last chance to grab one!!!
Blessing of the Hounds & Bell Ceremony for our Bridge Companions – 1:50pm
We will honor our hounds who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge from November 2017 – November 2018. Your greyhound´s name(s) will be read as part of this touching ceremony. You can register your greyhound to have their name read in 3 ways: 1) Pre-register and not have to worry about it that day. Just email this information to Coordinator — Greyhound Name, Your Name, Date of Crossing the Bridge. 2) Sign up at the Admission Table as you come in 3) Sign up in the Ticket Area during the event.
Following the reading of the names there will be a blessing of the hounds, conducted by the Rev. Tom Martinez of Desert Palm United Church of Christ. Followed by the traditional ending ROO!