Jul. 24—The Southern Roots Crew hosted the primary BarkStock occasion at Generations Park to lift cash and donations for native canine shelters Saturday afternoon.
“BarkStock is only a method for us right here on the southern roots crew to provide again to our neighborhood,” mentioned Josh Campos, the crew chief of Southern Roots.
Campos and his crew member, Eddie Fulghum, mentioned Southern Roots is rooted in giving again to the neighborhood every time they’ll. As a result of many shelters haven’t got sufficient funding or provides, the crew thought it was necessary to carry this occasion.
The crew collected pet toys, meals, treats, cleansing provides, towels and blankets, collars, leashes and water bowls. Southern Roots gave the donations to the SPCA Albrecht Middle and the Aiken County Animal Shelter.
“There is a very sturdy canine neighborhood in Aiken, so that is only a method for us to assist our native shelters,” Campos mentioned.
BarkStock featured meals distributors, music and household actions obtainable for individuals and was free to the general public. Chase Brannen, proprietor and canine coach for Dominion Canine Coaching, was arrange together with his pups on the occasion.
Brannen was contacted by Fulghum and was excited to fulfill new folks within the Aiken space and get his new enterprise extra publicity. Brannen gives canine coaching by board and prepare packages and personal classes and likewise sells puppies occasionally.
This was the primary version of the occasion with extra deliberate within the years to come back. Southern Roots teamed up with Keller Williams Actuality together with different native Aiken companies to assist fund the occasion, mentioned Campos.
“We have been engaged on this from the start of the 12 months and so they could not have carried out it with out the neighborhood,” Campos mentioned.