St. Thomas, USVI – (October 26, 2010) – The Humane Society of St. Thomas presents the much anticipated annual Barktoberfest 2010 to be held on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the Humane Care Campus from 12 PM– 5 PM. Barktoberfest is a free event and open to the general public and will feature amazing activities for your pets, special not-to-be-missed presentations, interactive and fun Halloween activities for the kids, as well as a delicious BBQ and tasty treats for everyone.
The event will take place at the Humane Care Campus located on the Weymouth Rhymer Highway across from Cost-U-Less. Parking attendants will be available to assist guests.
The line-up this year will include exciting dog contests such as the ‘St. Thomian Pooches got Talent’, ‘Best Costume’, ‘Best Kisser’, Temptation Tower’, ‘Pumpkin Patch Rally’ and ‘Agility Fun Runs’. It’s only $15 to enter your pooch in each contest or receive a discount ($40) when you sign up for three contests. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category. The event will also feature a raffle with fantastic prizes such as a beautiful Coach bag from the Madison collection that has a retail value of $278.00.
Need to spruce up your pooch? Style A Dog will do your pet’s nails for the low price of $15 from 11 AM-1 PM with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society. Must-have accessories for pets will also be on sale, so don’t miss this great opportunity to update your pet’s look, or to find that perfect gift for the animal-lover in your life.
Back by popular demand is the second annual “Haunted Pumpkin Patch” including interactive activities for kids of all ages such as Pumpkin Decorating, Halloween Games and Prizes, Spooky “Mystery Boxes” and this year kids will get to make “spiders” for our “Super Web.”
Attendees will also be able to purchase items from the variety of exhibitors at the event. One-of-a-kind plants from a collection of over 100 different rare and native species will be on sale during the event. These plants were grown from seeds collected in our island’s fragile ecosystems or in other tropical nations and have been meticulously cared for and grown by Vaccarino & Associates. There are currently a total of 6,700 trees, shrubs and ground covers and about 600 colorful bromeliads from 39 different bromeliads species for sale. This is a very unique opportunity for plant lovers as these are not available in Florida or Puerto Rico! A great gift idea for that friend or family member with a green thumb!
How Bout Your Pet will feature a wide variety of products for all your pets needs at their display including costumes for those pooches that would like to enter the contest at the last minute.
The Princeton University Acappella Group will be making a special presentation of “Old NasSoul” for our guests which is a not-to-be-missed event. Old NasSoul was founded in November 2006, when a group of friends, assembled by Christopher Inniss ’09 came together to sing an arrangement of the 1990s R&B classic “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men. After performing the song at a campus talent show, they decided to turn their informal singing project into a legitimate student group. The group has come a long way since its early days, but one thing remains the same, Old NasSoul, men’s acappella is dedicated to bringing the best soulful classics.
World famous Boxer Julius Jackson will also be making a special appearance. In addition, the K-9 unit of the Virgin Islands Police Department is preparing an exciting spectacle that will “wow” the audience. In addition to these crowd-pleasing presentations, our Board members will give private one-on-one tours of the new state-of-the-art campus throughout the day.
The Humane Society will feature a parade of dogs and puppies available for adoption and will be selling T-shirts and other items to help support ongoing efforts and to preserve the safety and health of our animals.
Delicious food and drink specials will be available for everyone, including a sumptuous BBQ. Dedicated volunteers of the Humane Society will be serving up juicy hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Be sure to save room for dessert, because The Sweet Life will feature an array of delicious desserts and Halloween cupcakes!
The event is made possible by our generous sponsors including Bud Light, Topa Properties, West Indies Corporation, Guardian Insurance, Theodore Tunick Insurance, Capital Instincts, Real Solutions, Billy D’s, Hunter Foods & Spirits, Merchant’s Market and Loca Linda.