CANINE LOVERS should stop by Dog Awareness and Education Day on Saturday at the River Hill Village Center in Clarksville.
The event is the joint effort of Kathy Graninger,local canine behaviorist, and Girl Scout Troop 205, led by Patricia Betz of Highland.
There promises to be something for every dog lover at this event. The Girls Scouts will have a book sale, rummage sale, snack and bake sale, and raffle. Free literature will be available on a variety of canine-related subjects. Dogs and puppies will be available for adoption.
Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions of canine professionals. Graninger, a canine behaviorist, will answer questions about dog behavior and training.
Dr. Flavia Delmastro Lewis of Fulton Animal Hospital will answer questions on dog health issues. Lewis will provide advice about flea and tick season, care of pets and animal acupuncture and answer questions. Lewis is a veterinarian and an animal acupuncturist.
Although both professionals will donate their time to the event, Graninger and Troop 205 will ask for contributions.
Proceeds will be donated to Partnership for Animal Welfare Inc., an organization that rescues animals and cares for them until they find homes. PAW will have dogs and puppies available for adoption.
Volunteer PAW foster-care providers furnish loving homes for dogs and cats until permanent homes are found. PAW holds weekend shows at pet supply stores and community events to let prospective owners meet and play with the dogs.
PAW takes animals from shelters when their time runs out, often accepting special-needs animals and restoring their health, then working to find permanent homes for them.
The event is the spring service project for Troop 205.
In the fall, the troop designed and published a car safety coloring book for the Clarksville and west Columbia communities.
Members of the troop are Danielle Betz, Amanda Betz, Grace Chaisson, Ashley Dunckel, Jessica Dimig, Caroline Hayne, Alison Kelley, Kristen Klessig, Kristen Kozielski, Katlin McKenzie, Sara Randolph and Lauren Salisbury.
Shel Kelley and Betsy Chaisson assist Betz with the troop.
The troop is seeking donations of leashes, collars, treats, toys and clean towels. Large items, such as crates, pens and beds, are also needed. All items will be given to PAW.
Look for the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday next to Giant.
Bushy Park Elementary has selected Proud Board pupils for April.
Proud Board pupils exemplify core values at the school.
In kindergarten, Mandy Corn, Colleen Castro, Reid Shafley, Sam Shafley and Griffin Henley were honored for taking care of their things.
First-graders Emily Schultheis, Max Cook, Julie Falise and Jessica Schoenenberger were honored for following cafeteria rules.
Second-graders Brendan Conway, Caitlin Kelly and Shalanei Streaker were honored for good test-taking skills.
Third-graders Dillon Christ, Marissa Shalan, Kristen Knight-Griffin and Max Soucy were honored for taking care of the environment.
Fourth-graders Adam Zajac, Kelsey Krammer, Stephanie Hepner and Daniel Nolan were honored for showing compassion toward others.
Fifth-graders Zachary Facchino, Mairin Beliczsky, Zach Thompson, Codee Buckler and Jennifer Lewis were honored for good sportsmanship.
Congratulations to all these Bushy Park pupils on their great values.
Pack Rat Sale
Cub Scout Pack 761 will hold a Pack Rat Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg.
Community members can drop off used items for a tax deduction at the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow.