HOLLIDAYSBURG The Lakemont Lions Club will hold its fourth annual "Dogs Helping Dogs" dog walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Legion Park.
Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the walk starting at 3 p.m. All money raised will be used to support Leader Dog for the Blind, Rochester Mills, Mich. Leader Dog is an organization founded in 1938 by Lions to provide training and dogs for individuals with sight disabilities. Today, the program supports more than 235 individuals annually with its guide dog program. The program also has expanded services for those who are both deaf and blind being able to teach communication skills to work with their dog. All programs are free of charge for those accepted.
he Lakemont Lions Club currently has 72 members and is part of a world-wide Lions International Organization of more than 1.4 million members dedicated to service to others. In the first three years of the "Dogs Helping Dogs" event, more than $13,650 has been raised. Individuals can participate in?Sunday's walk with or without a dog. The cost to register your dog is $10. All pledges of $25 or more will receive a T-shirt. There will be bandanas for the dogs, as well as treats.
Planning for the Dogs Helping Dogs dog walk at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg, on Sept. 15, are (from left): Joe Bilka, club president; Karlene Hite and leader dog, Timone; Scott Hite, event chairman; Sheriff Mitch Cooper, honorary chairman.
The Lions will have food and snacks available. In addition, framed pictures of owners with their dogs, a bake sale, basket raffle and demonstrations by the Blair County Bomb Dog and handlers will also be available. Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper will be on hand as the honorary co-chairman of the event.
For more information, call Scott Hite at 949-3604.