On Sunday, June 26, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Round Lake Beach Petland invites all varieties of “wiener dogs,” including Dachshunds, Corgis, Basset Hounds, and short-legged, long-bodied mixes to race one another in Petland’s Dachshund Derby 2011 to raise funds to benefit the Avon Township Food Pantry. This will be their 4th Annual Derby and will take place in the parking lot in front of their store located at 815 East Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place “wieners” as well as in a variety of categories for the best dressed pets. The first 100 participants will leave with a “doggie swag bag” to commemorate their effort to feed the township.
A minimum $5.00 donation is asked of all racers and pet costume competitors, with gifts being given for larger donations, to benefit the AVON Township Food Pantry, who has been serving 2,600 people a month since its inception in 1990. Along with supplying families in the communities of Grayslake, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Heights, Third Lake, and the unincorporated areas with packaged, frozen, and fresh foods, they have made great strides in educating the population on proper nutrition, planting their own production farm (bringing in over 1,100 pounds of fresh produce in its first year), and bringing low cost pet vaccinations to the community
Petland will be joined at the Derby by Officer Ken Rydz and his canine partner, Gunnar, of the Round Lake Beach Police Department, and a representative from TOPS Kennel in Grayslake, for a thrilling demonstration of the outright bravery and masterful training put into the four-legged heroes who Serve and Protect us in our communities.
Concessions will be available for purchase during the derby to benefit Lake Villa Boy Scout Troop #323.
This will be a FUN Family Event so bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun celebrating our pets, our families and our community. There will be costume contests, games and FUN for all ages! Hope to see you there!