Barktember Event Raises Record Donation for Humane Society of Hamilton County

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Carmel Clay Park & Recreation hosts an afternoon of fun at The Waterpark that raises $5000 for county animal shelter.

Carmel City Councilwoman Luci Snyder, Lindsay Labas, Jessica Judd and Traci Broman were on hand for the recent check presentation.

“We are just thrilled with this partnership that gives dogs and their owners a chance to enjoy one last day at The Waterpark while donating to our facility.” -- Rebecca Stevens, executive director, HSHC.

Last month’s Barktember event at The Waterpark may have been as fun as a basket of puppies, but it was also a boost to the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s bottom line. The annual event hosted by Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation raised more than $5000 for the county’s animal shelter.

The check was recently to the Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC). Representatives from both Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation and the Humane Society for Hamilton County were on hand as well as some “furry friends.”

“We are just thrilled with this partnership that gives dogs and their owners a chance to enjoy one last day at The Waterpark while donating to our facility,” says Rebecca Stevens, executive director, HSHC. “This level of donation to our shelter is a substantial one that we can really use in light of the increasing number of animals here.”

Dog lovers brought their pets to the Monon Community Center Waterpark on September 7 where they enjoyed live music and water fun throughout the afternoon. Last year’s event raised $1000.

For information about how to be involved in next year’s event, contact Traci Broman, Event Supervisor, at 317.573.5243 or tbroman(at)carmelclayparks(dot)com for more information. For information about the Humane Society of Hamilton County, visit http://www.hamiltonhumane.com.

About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreational
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center. For more information, visit http://www.carmelclayparks.com.

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