Saturday September 30, 2023  10am - 4pm

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SURPRIZE... It's packed with over $500 worth of GIFT CARDS! Get ready to shop at Amazon, Meijer, Target, Panera,Trader Joe's, McDonalds, Kroger, Starbucks, Culver's and more, donated by our awesome GEM Family members!!                              



      (served 12-1PM ONLY)




Wayne County Fairgrounds & RV Park

10871 Quirk Road
Belleville, MI 48111

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Brooke Stumpf
GreytHounds of Eastern Michigan

       Bring your GREYSto Spend the        Day Socializing & Raising Funds                 for GEM's Foster Dogs!                                       *Note: The Event is traditionally an All-Greyhound gathering. Other breeds will need to stay home this time. Thanks for understanding

Walk-In Admission is $15/person

                                    Event Details                                            The Bag Raffle!    GEM's Foster Dogs!   Buckets of Cheer Raffle!        Memorial Baskets Silent Auction!   Cuddlepillar Raffle!  The Cider and Donut Cafe!  Senior Grey Parade!  Vendors!  The "Beat the Clock" Fun Run w/photo-finish pics by Christine O'Brien of Ruff Life Photograghy!  Foster Family Celebration! Featured Speaker Devene Godau!   The BIG Door Prize Raffle!  AND a **Greyt Catered Lunch by Bigfoot Smokehouse@12pm  **MUST be Pre-Paid during Online Registration

Featured Presentation: "Enriching Our Dogs' Lives" by Devene Godeau CPDT-KA  Devene is one of the original trainers of the very popular and highly sought-after Greyhounds Only class.  At our Event, she will be presenting her workshop "Enriching Our Dogs Lives". Canine enrichment has become a buzzword over the last few years, but what is it? How does it benefit our dogs? How does it benefit us? When executed correctly, enrichment can: Increase a dogs confidence, Build problem solving skills, Reduce stress and Stimulate brain growth! Dogs can benefit from both passive and active enrichment opportunities.  During this workshop we'll further discuss why it is so important, and easy ways to add enrichment to your dog's life. Devene will be accompanied by her greyhound Buddy, and will use him and other greys in attendance to demonstrate one of the biggest trends in canine enrichment: Nosework. Yes, even sighthounds can play the nosework game!                                                                     


The GEM Store featuring Bolt Laserworks and Windy City Hound The GEM Store sells Greyhound essentials, Bolt Laserworks offers laser etched insulated tumblers, cocktail and drinking glasses, wine bottle chillers and more (they'll also be taking custom orders for a variety of items), and Windy City Hound offers beautiful custom made jammies for sighthounds

UpTown Hound Apparel Winter coats, hats and snoods made specifically for greyhounds. Orders accepted on-site for raincoats and lighter weight coats too

Dexter Poke Enose Shoppe Knitted hats for sighthounds, jewelry and miscellaneous greyhound handmade items

Pezpet  Etsy Star Seller of beautiful martingale collars with over 15,000 5 star reviews!  All collars are handmade by the owner/designer right here in Saint Clair Shores Michigan

Touchstone Crystal Independent Consultant GEM Katie Wurster Crystal necklaces, braclets, anklets and more

Renee Hallenbeck Art  Artist Renee creates the greyhound cartoons titled "Derpy and Roach" seen on Facebook. Prints, tumblers, coffee mugs and note cards featuring her popular images will be available

Schultz Popcorn Family owned and operated business based in St. Clair MI. We make all of our popcorn and sell at local events, private events and for special occasions!

~EVENT SCHEDULE~ Subject to change or adjustment

10am  The Event Opens! Bag Raffle, Memorial Baskets Auction, Vendors, Buckets of Cheer, Cuddlepillar and Door Prize Raffles, Nail Trimming, The Cider & Donut Cafe, "Meet the Fosters" all Open

10:30am - 12:30pm  Fun Run w/ Photo Finish Pics Open  Greys will run individually against the stopwatch! Will your dog place 1st, 2nd, 3rd or get the award for "Best Effort"? (Closed for lunch 12:30-1pm)

11:30am  The Senior Greyhound Parade Set to music "anniversary dance" style, we'll be celebrating our greys seven years & older and prizes will be awarded

12 - 1pm Lunch  This is a pre-paid, catered meal that requires your choice during Online Registration to provide Bigfoot Smokehouse with an accurate advanced order. Very limited meals may be available for purchase on Event Day (on a first come basis) but, if you know you're gonna wanna eat, Register/Order No Later than September 20!

12:30pm GEM Foster Family Appreciation Shout-Out  Join us in celebrating the ones that gave our greyhound his/her start as the best companion ever!

1:00 - 1:45pm Featured Speaker Devene Godeau CPDT-KA presents "Enriching Our Dog's Lives

1:00 - 2:45pm Fun Run Open

1:55pm Time to get FINAL Bids in on Memorial Baskets Silent Auction items! MUST BE PRESENT to Win; items cannot be shipped

2:00pm  Memorial Baskets Silent Auction Closes Winners take their bid sheet(s) to the Cash Desk for payment by cash, credit or debit

2:40pm LAST CHANCE to ENTER THE DOOR PRIZE, CUDDLEPILLAR and CHEER BUCKETS RAFFLES! MUST BE PRESENT to Win Cheer Buckets and Cuddlepillar, Door Prize can be mailed/delivered

2:45pm  Fun Run Closes  Winners announced indoors near the Registration Desk in The Merchants Bldg @ 2:50pm

2:45pm  Cheer Buckets, Door Prize & Cuddlepillar Winners Announced!

2:45pm  Bag Raffle Closes!  Please allow our volunteers time and space to pull & display all winning tickets! ~This a time-consuming process; thanks in advance for your patience until 3:15pm when item collection begins!~  Items not claimed cannot be mailed, however alternative arrangements may be made in advance w/ an Event commitee member  

2:50pm  Fun Run Winners Announced and Certificates & Medals Awarded 

3:15pm  ~Bag Raffle Winners may begin collecting their items~

4:00pm  The 2023 Event Closes! Thank you all for helping to raise funds for GEM's Foster Greyhounds! The Event Committee hopes that you had a GREYT time!! 

2023 GREYHOUND EVENT SPACES                            Building #2 "Merchants Bldg.", the gazebo, the grassy area w/ orange Fun Run fencing, and the tents between gazebo & buildings #3 and 5