KINGSPORT — PETWORKS Animal Companies is holding its first-ever “Massive Canine” automotive present this Saturday in Kingsport.
The fundraising occasion will function round 100 traditional automobiles, vehicles and bikes with all proceeds going towards the operations of PETWORKS’ new facility on East Stone Drive.
Joe Herron, a member of the PETWORKS advisory board and organizer of the occasion, mentioned if Saturday’s automotive present goes over properly, anticipate to see an even bigger one happen subsequent yr.
“It’s going to be a enjoyable day for household and associates and hopefully lovely day with a whole bunch of individuals there,” Herron mentioned. “We nonetheless need individuals to watch out. We encourage of us to put on masks and social distance, however individuals must get out of the home, have just a little enjoyable, and this can give them the prospect to try this.”
ABOUT THE EVENT
The occasion will happen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the PETWORKS’ new shelter at 3101 E. Stone Drive in Kingsport. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with a donation price of $10 per car. Herron mentioned canine and cat meals donations would even be drastically appreciated.
The Pharaoh Membership, the Northeast Tennessee Mustang Membership and the Fall Department Membership are anticipated to attend and show their traditional automobiles. Mitch Walters of Friendship Ford will likely be readily available displaying a choice of his Indian bikes.
Herron mentioned you possibly can anticipate to see round 100 traditional automobiles, vehicles and bikes. The car parking zone has 72 striped areas, and PETWORKS plans to park further automobiles within the grass between the lot and Stone Drive.
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The five-hour occasion will function guided excursions of the brand new shelter, alternatives to undertake a cat or canine, meals and drinks and music by Money Revisited and Pals and a Willie Nelson imitator. The Kingsport Police Division will likely be readily available to assist direct site visitors and pedestrians out and in of the close by parking space.
Herron mentioned the automobiles is not going to be judged this yr, however hopefully subsequent yr if the same occasion is held.
“It’s simply to introduce the shelter and exhibit their lovely automobiles. Each automotive that exhibits up is a winner as a result of they’re supporting the animal shelter,” Herron mentioned. “If this goes over actual properly, prefer it ought to, then we’ll do one subsequent yr and hopefully it’ll be larger than this one.”
PETWORKS is the nonprofit group that manages the animal shelter in Kingsport. Final fall, it lower the ribbon on its new, state-of-the artwork facility on East Stone Drive. The 17,000-square-foot facility is greater than double the dimensions of its outdated house and is able to housing 180 animals, with isolation rooms for each canines and cats, devoted adoption areas, an academic space for animal care and coaching, bigger workspaces for workers and a 1.2-acre canine park on the rear of the property.