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BHRG is calling all hounds for our 2016 Basset Bash, our Country Jamboree! Join us on Saturday, November 5th for a super-filled day featuring games, food, raffles, and celebration! Remember, you don't have to be a Basset owner to enjoy the Bash. All people are welcome at the Bash and all dogs (even basset wannabees) that are non-aggressive and up-to-date on their shots are welcome too. So, grab your friends and their pups and head over to Fowler Park in Cumming, GA. Never been to the Bash? No problem! The annual Basset Bash is our largest event of the year filled with fun for both bassets and humans. It's a great opportunity to meet other BHRG supporters and show off your basset(s). Because, let's face it, the bassets are the real reason seasoned attendees come back year after year. If you're a seasoned attendee, THANKS! and we look forward to seeing you and your hounds again this year. Be sure to arrive on time, grab an agenda, and join in on all the fun festivities! This year's Bash will take place from noon until 4pm on Saturday, November 5th at the Large Pavilion inside Fowler Park in Cumming, GA (closer to Alpharetta). The Bash will be packed full of excitement, so be sure to arrive on time so you don't miss a thing. Don't forget to sign up for games early in the day so your hound gets to show off his or her talents.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We're excited to continue our Bash Sponsorships for 2016! Twelve businesses can become Bash Sponsors and there are two higher levels of sponsorship - DJ Sponsor and Park Sponsor. Learn more about sponsorship levels!

Bash Gear
This year's Bash t-shirts will follow our Country Jamboree theme. The 2016 Bash shirts are white t-shirts with our color Basset Bash Country Jamboree graphic on the front and sponsorship printing on the back. Short-sleeve shirts are $26 each if you want them shipped to you, or $20 each if you want to pick them up at the Bash. Long-sleeve shirts are $31 shipped and $25 pickup. Because there is a date on these shirts, we are taking preorders only, and the deadline is October 14th, so order yours today!

Volunteer Opportunities
We need your help to make our Bash a success. If you can spare up to 2 hours that day, sign up to Volunteer at the Bash! Once we get a good-sized group of volunteers, we'll confirm our volunteer schedule with you.


Basset Games
...and costume contest. With this year's Country Jamboree-themed Bash, there is something for everyone! Will your hound take first place in the redneck hotdog dunk, line dance competition, or crazy relative race? Get prepared! This year, the costume contest has a twist. Humans and houndies will show off their paired costumes. Points will be awarded based on how creative human and hound BOTH work their costume/theme!

Everyone loves a good RAFFLE! Our raffle table wouldn't be complete without your donation items! Everyone loves our raffle table that's jam-packed with awesome raffle items. But, we can't load up our raffle table without donations from you! From dog beds to artwork, no item is too big or too small for the raffle. Don't know what to donate? How about a gift basket packed with dog treats and toys? Or, what about a bucket of snacks and supplies for the perfect tailgating party?  What about a grill for cooking treats for your hounds? Have an item that can be paired with something else? We'll take it! All donations are 100% tax deductible, and all money raised from the raffle goes directly to the hounds. If you'd like to donate a prize for our Raffle (this is our biggest fundraiser at the Bash, after all), please contact Leslie at events@bhrg.org or use this online form.

You can send your donations to Leslie Crickenberger, c/o BHRG, 630 Hillwood Drive, Cookeville, TN 38506. If you'd like to arrange a pick-up or drop-off of a donation in Atlanta, please contact April Foust at 678.878.7762 or aprilfoust@charter.net

Shots & Microchipping Clinic
Dr. Aimee Ross and her team will be on hand again to provide low cost shots, and microchips for your hounds! The clinic will be available from 1pm to 4pm. Please bring cash or check only as Riverside AH cannot accept credit cards at the Bash.

Attention Vendors!  Do you make crafts or does your company have products that you think our attendees will love? Then we want you as a vendor at this year's Bash! Our vendor area is always a big hit with our Bash attendees, and we'd love to spotlight your company at this year's event. We don't charge you to be a vendor, we just ask for a donation for our raffle and/or a portion of your proceeds from Bash sales.   Simply complete this form to reserve your spot at this year's Bash! Leslie will be in touch.

Basset Memorial Service & Pet Blessing
Memorial Service and Pet Blessing Has one of your bassets gone to the bridge this year? Every year, we will take time at the end of the Bash to remember all of the hounds that we have lost this year. We encourage you to fill out the section of the Bash registration form (or complete a memorial form when you check in at the Bash) if you have lost a hound this year and would like them to be remembered during the service. This year, Monsignor Patrick will also be praying over all the bassets and basset wannabes at the Bash in a pet blessing.

The registration fee is $10 if you pre-register. You can register online, and snail-mail pre-registration forms will be coming soon. Online pre-registration will end October 29th, and snail-mail registrations must be received by October 29th! Registration is $20 per person at the door. No charge for kids under 10. Plus EVERYONE bring a dish (homemade please) to share based on the first letter of your last name. We ask that EVERYONE participate so that we are not short on food:

A-F Dessert
G-M Side/Salad
N-Z Entree

We encourage you to bring home made items (anyone can pick up a bag of Oreos) and arrive by noon so that your item makes it to the Pot Luck table and there's plenty of food for you to choose from. BHRG will provide ice, paper products, picnic area, and contest prizes. Drinks will be available for $1 each, or you may bring your own - but no alcohol please, per park regulations.

Directions to Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way
Cumming, GA 30040

Door-to-door Driving Directions

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The LaQuinta Inn by North Point Mall - Just a few miles from the park is a great choice to spend the night! This pet-friendly hotel has always been great to our Bash guests and their hounds. Rates start at $69 a night. To book your room, call LaQuinta at 770-754-7800.

Items to Bring
Don't forget to bring these items to make your Bash experience more memorable & comfortable!
  • Dish to Share
  • Cash, Checkbook, Visa or Mastercard
  • Donations
  • Chairs & Blankets
  • Camera
  • Your Basset's Costume
  • Any Bash Forms Not Already Mailed to BHRG

Questions about the Bash? Contact Bash Coordinator, Leslie Crickenberger at events@bhrg.org or 706-207-8449.

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