Brent Van Nieuwkerk tosses a bean bag, hoping for a cornhole. Photo by Christina Komives.

Brent Van Nieuwkerk tosses a bean bag, hoping for a cornhole. Photo by Christina Komives.

Old MacDonald Kennels raises almost $2,000 at recent event

Almost $2,000 was raised for Old MacDonald Kennels & Animal Services on Aug. 27th through an event called Puppies, Pints and Cornhole at Siding 14 Brewery.

Brandi Thomson, fundraising manager at Old MacDonald Kennels approached Taproom Manager of Siding 14 Kenzie Robinson to put on the event, with money going towards the kennel’s operating costs and vet bills.

“Events definitely help get the community involved and raise awareness for our shelter as well,” she said.

Thomson said that Old MacDonald was funded mainly through its boarding and out of pocket since its inception.

“They are one of the longest rescues that have been out there.”

Brent Van Nieuwkerk of Cold Blooded Cornhole in Lacombe was also at the event to set up a cornhole tournament for people to play. Twenty seven teams ended up competing and the top three teams were awarded prizes.

And there were many ways for people to donate towards the kennel. Several businesses and individuals from around the Ponoka area donated to the silent auction and the prizes won for the cornhole tournament.

Siding 14 also donated $2 from every pint sold that day towards the kennel and Rusty’s Grill was on site to feed people throughout the day.

Along with the silent auction, there were also some adoptable puppies and an older dog for people to look at, along with some of the kennel’s swag items for purchase.

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Puppies, Pints and Cornhole Charity Tournament competitors. Photo by Christina Komives.

Puppies, Pints and Cornhole Charity Tournament competitors. Photo by Christina Komives.

Photo by Christina Komives.

Photo by Christina Komives.

Arlo was enjoying the cooler weather and fun day.

Arlo was enjoying the cooler weather and fun day.

Blakely Rochford was happy to get lots of puppy cuddles and kisses. Photo by Christina Komives.

Blakely Rochford was happy to get lots of puppy cuddles and kisses. Photo by Christina Komives.