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Saturday, December 8th, 2018 - Christmas on MacArthur

Get a head start on holiday cheer with Christmas on MacArthur, a day of family fun that benefits Toys for Tots. Christmas on MacArthur has become one of the largest single donors to Toys for Tots—the U.S. Marine Corps annual toy drive. What’s more every toy donated locally is given to a local child in need.  Christmas on MacArthur kicks off with the Santa Parade down the center of the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue. 

Appearing live on the MacArthur Avenue stage directly after the parade will be The Neons from 12:15-12:30; Laura Ann Singh from 12:45 to 1:15; Janet Martin from 1:30 to 2:00; Fat Spirit from 2:15 to 2:45; and The MelBays from 3:00 to 3:30.

Bill Bevins and Jessica Noll, of WTVR Channel, will emcee the parade. Among the participants in this year’s parade are Jonathan the Juggler, students of Holton Elementary and Franklin Military Academy, Colonel David Hudson, Dr. Nikea Hurt, John Marshall High School marching band, live alpacas, animal rescue groups, ACCA Shriners, Richmond police and firefighters, U.S. Marines, Saint Andrew’s Legion Pipes & Drums, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, YMCA Indian Princesses Cayuga and Indian Guides Waccamaw Tribes, and, of course, a visit from St. Nick. He’ll be listening to kids Christmas wishes throughout the day, following the parade.

Christmas on MacArthur also offers great holiday shopping opportunities. More than 65 vendors will be on hand with their handmade arts and crafts, all locally made, one-of-a-kind products, which make perfect Christmas gifts. Friend’s of Richmond K-9 will be out supporting the Richmond Police Department K-9 Unit and will have K-9 swag available for sale benefiting our city’s police dogs!



Sunday, October 21st, 2018: 2nd Annual Fun Fall Festival at Strangeways Brewery

When: 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: 2277 Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

Our family friendly fall event features Strangeways beer, a K-9 demo, kids corner, corn hole tournament, and raffle prizes! Cornhole tournament has a $40 entry fee for teams and can be entered through our website. A $5 raffle ticket could win you $1000 is Bloodhound Knick does his doody on your square. 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes will be available. Raffle tickets will be for sale at the Richmond Dog Festival and from Friends of Richmond K9 board members. If you would like raffle tickets, please email friendsofrichmondk9@gmail.com.

To enter the corn hole tournament, head over to our donations page and leave a note with your $40 donation that says “Corn Hole Team Entry Fee”.

Donation page link: https://jeff-merten.squarespace.com/contact/

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Saturday, September 29th, 2018: Enrichmond Foundation Richmond Dog Festival

When: Noon - 6 pm

Where: 100 N 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Dog lovers, dog owners, and dogs rejoice! The Richmond Dog Festival makes its debut on Saturday, September 29th in Shockoe Bottom, and you don’t want to miss out! Food trucks, live music, craft beer, will keep tails wagging all day. The Richmond Police K-9 Unit will have a demonstration at 1:30 pm and Friends of Richmond K-9 will be selling raffle tickets for our Fun Fall Festival event in October!

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5k for k-9's at Byrd park for the friends of richmond K-9

WHEN: Saturday, May 12th at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Byrd Park, Richmond, VA 23220

WHAT:   Friends of Richmond K-9 invites you to participate in the family and dog friendly run/walk 5k to support the Richmond Police Department K-9 Unit.  There will be vendor tables and light food and drink.  Following the race, the K-9 Unit will perform a demo with their patrol and drug dogs.  All proceeds go to nonprofit group Friends of Richmond K-9 to help our Richmond Police K-9 Unit.  Entry is open with a fee of $29. 

REGISTER: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/FriendsofRichmondK9s5KforK9s