The annual Howling Holidays — billed as “a fabulously fun fundraiser,” benefiting Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary — is set for 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center on Maku‘u, just past 17th Street.
Registration for the popular dog walk starts 8 a.m. with music by Gone Country, followed by games, contests, lucky-number drawings, a silent auction, dog agility demonstrations, search-and-rescue demonstrations, frisbee competition, food by Family Community Education (FCE) volunteers and various vendors.
This year’s seventh annual HPP Howling Holidays is supported by local businesses donating special items for the silent auction, as well as fantastic prizes for entrants who raise the most sponsorship dollars for the fundraising walk.
Walkers with the most dog-companion team sponsorship dollars will win a suite for two at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is donating a Circle of Fire tour for two as the second prize and Hawaii Zipline Tours is offering a zipline adventure for two, Skyline Eco Adventures Akaka Falls, as the third prize.
How does this work?
• You decide to walk your dog at the Howling Holidays fundraiser. There is a $10 donation for the first dog and $2.50 for each additional dog.
• Before Sunday, you ask all your friends, family members and neighbors to sponsor you and your dog walking companion with $10, $20, $50, $100 or more, and the more you raise to benefit the animals at Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, the closer you get to win one of the three fantastic prizes.
“Raise money for your team, come and walk your dog, win a fantastic prize! It’s that easy and fun,” said a spokesman for the volunteer coordinating committee.
Doggie costume and owner look-alike contests, doggie games, demonstrations and a frisbee competition fill out the morning event.
Come enjoy the music of Gone Country and have your dogs photographed with Santa, enjoy ono food by FCE while making a contribution to the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill facility in Kurtistown, home to 80 dogs and 250 cats.
To download the walk sponsorship/registration form, visit www.rainbowfriends.org.
For more information, call Rainbow Friends at 982-5110.