Wow, hard to believe, but this time next month the event will be open. Yes, that's right, the event is 2-5 March! If you haven't registered, there is still time. However, pre -order of t-shirts will end on Wed, 8 Feb. We need time to get the order placed with the printer. Don't miss your chance to get "Diggin' the Beach" in short and/or long sleeve. More info and the logo design is under Registration/Store.
Join paper mache artist Steve Wirtz for a "Paper Mache Grey" class! You will construct a paper mache greyhound using a pre-made wire frame by Steve Wirtz. It's fun, it's just a little messy, and it helps the hounds. And hey, don't feel like you have to be some kind of "arty type" to take this class- you don't! All materials provided, but you may wish to wear clothes you don't mind getting messy in. See you there!
The cost is only $40. And a % will be donated to Greythound... Guardians.
Please email Mr Wirtz at: email@example.com and let him know you are interested in the class. Payment will be collected before the class starts. Please arrive at 9:45 for this 10:00 class, held Friday, March 3 at the Villas by the Sea Conference Center.
Below is just a sample of the class. Class size is limited to the first 30 people. Don't miss out on the fun, email Mr., Wirtz today!
We are pleased to announce that one of our seminar speakers will be Mr. Rory Goree’. Past President of National GPA and now volunteers as Compliance Officer for Greyhound Pets of America-National. His topic will be Adopter turned Regulator. His seminar is meant to inform the public about what goes on behind the scenes to protect racing participants and the wagering public. Also, what he has learned and to make his home safer for his greyhounds. This seminar is intended to educate the audience on greyhounds prior to becoming pets. The pro racing/anti racing controversy will NOT be addressed or discussed.
Join us on Friday, Mar 3 from 3-4 at the Villas by the Sea Conference Center for an informal Q&A on information from the Greyhound Health Initiative. Hosted by Janet Shaffer, Operational Programs and Fundraising Director and Leslie Glynn, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
For the first time at Sandy Paws, artist Kathy Goree' of Greyhound Studies, will be vending. She will have original artwork, imprinted items, note cards, and all sorts of wonderful items.
D&J Glass Designs will also be back this year.They also have something new: Memory Beads. Memory beads need about 1/4 tsp of ashes. It takes about an hour to make them. Buyer can pick the color of the bead and they will fit a Pandora like item. David will also been make custom beads.
They will also have an assortment of their stained glass items.
When going to the home page, slide your cursor over the REGISTRATION button and scroll down to STORE. There you can register, find the t-shirt sales, dinner and add $3.00 for paying through PayPal. You may also do a walk-in registration at no extra cost.
In the mean time all updates will be posted on our Facebook page:
Registration is accessable through this web site.
Still working on a few other surprises. Stay tuned!
We are pleased to announce that there will be four (4) hotels offering accomodations for the 2015 event. These are (in alphabetical order)
Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Quality Inn & Suites Villas by the Sea
As every hotel offers different ammenities, please choose the hotel that best meets your needs. Costs vary from $99 - $229. Additional fees include taxes, all Island fees and a pet fee.
Please click on the HOTEL link for further information.
There have been several changes to access the Island.
The toll plaza has been moved closer to the entrance area of the Island and across from the Welcome Center. There are 3 lanes for payment and it is through an automated machine that accepts cash, debit or credit cards. You may choose from a daily, weekly, monthly, or a yearly pass.
A daily pass is $6.00 and is re-usable in a 24 hour time frame. There is a 'help' button if needed as someone is close by during the day. You will need to go straight and go around the round-about to your left to find the hotels.