2018-08-16 / News Briefs

'Doggie Dip'

The Newport County YMCA in collaboration with the Potter League for the Animals will be hosting a “Doggie Dip” on Saturday, Aug. 18, at noon at the Y. The event is a fundraiser to support the Newport County YMCA Potter League Summer Camp. The suggested donation is $10 and is open to the entire community.

The YMCA has had a long relationship with the Potter League and every summer hosts “Camp Happy Tails.” This hands-on educational program allows campers to explore the Potter League and meet shelter animals. Activities include completing service projects, meeting shelter workers and guest speakers, making animal crafts, playing games and campers reading books to Potter League “Reading Fur Fun” shelter animals. Both organizations have similar missions: to support and better their neighbors no matter if they have two legs or four with a tail. For more information, contact: Jennifer Whelihan, at jenw@mewportYMCA.org or 401-847-9200 x 104 or Erin O’Gara Dollard at erind@potterleague.org or 401-846-0592 x 116.

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