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Are you ready to rock? The 2013 Basset Bash is just around the corner and is loaded with Rock N Roll themes! From new games and exciting events, there is something for everyone. We have worked diligently to revamp our games, increase the action, and add a little bit of rock to our roll this year.

Remember, you don't have to be a Basset lover 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 Pinckneyville Park's Medlock Pavilion in Norcross. This year's Bash will take place from noon to 4pm on Saturday, November 9th.

Never been to the Bash? No problem! Our 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 and then check your goodie bag for the agenda so you too can be a Rock Star!

Bash Sponsorship
We're excited to continue our Bash Sponsorships for 2013! Fifteen businesses can become Bash Sponsors and will have their logos proudly displayed on our 2013 BHRG Bash Shirts and be acknowledged at the Bash, on our website, and in our post-bash newsletter. In addition, Bash Sponsors receive free entry for two to the Bash! Don't miss the October 26th deadline!
The Bash is one of BHRG's two annual fundraisers - with a goal of supporting our efforts to save Georgia's abandoned bassets.

We encourage you to raise money for BHRG using this pledge sheet. For every $50 you raise, you'll receive $5 in Basset Bucks that you can spend at the Bash. Use Basset Bucks for BHRG Merchandise, Raffle Tickets, and more! All proceedes benefit Georgia's homeless bassets.  
Bash Gear
This year's Bash t-shirts will follow our Rock-n-Roll theme. The 2013 Bash shirts are Ice Gray t-shirts with our color Basset Bash Rock-n-Roll graphic on the front and sponsorship printing on the back. Shirts are $25 each if you want them shipped to you, or $22 each if you want to pick them up at the Bash. Because there is a date on these shirts, we are taking pre-orders only, and the deadline is October 26th, 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.

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.


Basset Games
Games, games, games! Will your hound take first place in the sock hop dance off, reign champion in the singing contest, or be the best KISSer? Plus, we've added all new human games you definitely don't want to miss! And don't forget the annual costume contest! How will your basset show off his/her Rock N Roll side? Points will be awarded based on the hound's commitment to being a Rock Star.

Everyone appreciates a good raffle with many desirable basset items up for grabs. Our raffle table wouldn't be complete without your donation items! Our raffle table is always jam-packed with awesome raffle items. If you'd like to make a donation for our raffle (no item too large or small), please complete this raffle form.

If you are unable to attend this year's Basset Bash, you can still participate in our raffle drawing for one of our most popular prizes ever at any Bash - A Pair of Round Trip AirTran tickets! These tickets can be used anywhere AirTran flies! It's easy, and you do not need to be present to win. There will be many other great items at the Bash Raffle, but we wanted to offer a special raffle item, and people who cannot attend this year might still appreciate having a chance to win!

Shots, Tests, Microchipping Clinic
Dr. Aimee Ross and her team will be on hand again to provide low cost shots, preventatives, 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.

You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog - Stick around for a SPECIAL guest star and get your picture taken with one of the greats – hounds included!

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
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.

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 November 7th, and snail-mail registrations must be post-marked by November 2nd! 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-E Dessert
I-L Salad
M-R Entree
S-Z Side (not a salad)

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.

Mapquest Directions to Pinckneyville Park

4758 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross, GA 30071: From North of Duluth on I-85:
I-85 south to Pleasant Hill Road exit 104. Turn right on Pleasant Hill Road.
After 2.5 miles, turn left on Buford Highway.
Turn right on South Old Peachtree Road. Merge/Turn left to stay on South Old Peachtree Road.
Park entrance in on your left. Follow signs to Medlock Pavilion.

From anywhere else:
From I-285 on the top-end of the perimeter, exit onto GA-141 North, exit 31B. Merge onto Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
After 6.4 miles, turn right onto South Old Peachtree Road.
Park entrance in on your right. Follow signs to Medlock Pavilion.

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The main parking lot for the Medlock Pavilion is at the pavilion, and it has 100 spaces. You may also park in 50 space parking lot located near the pavilion where the road dead-ends and you turn right to continue to the pavilion. See you there!

The LaQuinta Inn by Perimeter 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 $59 a night. To book your room, call LaQuinta at 770-350-6177, and press option 6 for the front desk.

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
  • Pledge Sheets & 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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