The Beach Bark hits the sand on Saturday, April 25
On Saturday, April 25, a local charity wants to collar a few kind-hearted supporters and give local pets a new leash on life.
The Beach Bark Fund provides direct cash support for any pets in need. “If a dog with no obvious owner is hit by a car, or if a family can’t afford emergency veterinary care for their cat, the local vets know they can provide medical care to these animals based upon the Beach Bark Fund,” said Kip Ward, creator and founder of the Beach Bark, along with his wife, Kandi.
There are two Beach Bark Fundraisers each year. The next one is coming up Saturday, April 25. “There’s no charge to walk in the Beach Bark,” Ward said. “We raise funds by donations at the end of the walk and, of course, our fresh-grilled hamburger meals, available at the end of the beach walk.”
The Beach Bark will begin at 11 a.m. sharp at the D River Wayside in Lincoln City. Walkers head south on the beach to the Nelscott Canyons beach access, where they’ll head up the hill to Fleet Street, and then down to the Eventuary. The events center will be serving $6 hamburger lunches. Beer and wine will also be available for sale, according to Eventuary manager Karen Richards, who will be on hand to volunteer as well.
After lunch, there’s a short walk along the sidewalk on Hwy. 101 back to the D River Wayside.
“Often, Barkers find this walk too short, so we encourage them to head south past Nelscott on the first leg, getting as much beach time as they and their dogs need, before doubling back and then coming up the hill to join us for lunch,” Richards said.
The Eventuary provides free raffle tickets to all Beach Bark walkers for prize drawings, and extra tickets will be available for sale.
For more information, find The Beach Bark or The Eventuary on Facebook, or call 541-994-4166.