Freeway's Spring Round-Up Picnic "Hero Hounds" Saturday May 4,2019, at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida
Rainbow Springs State Park is located along the Rainbow River at: 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432, not far from Ocala, Florida.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please enter your name, your spouse and/or guests and the names of your greyhounds. There is a $10.00 charge per person to be paidat the Picnicwhich includes all the food, games and activities That’s it!! And we will ‘reimburse’ the Park’s entrance fee of $2 with two Raffle tickets! Wahoo!!
Freeway’s Spring Round-Up weekend begins Friday (May 3rd) evening in the lobby of Comfort Suites for some pizza and good company! Saturday is a day at the Park, surrounded with all of its beauty along the Rainbow River. A lazy day for hounds and humans to relax and visit with old friends and make new friends. Sit back and relax, enjoy lunch and maybe a game of Bingo, Hounds’ musical hoops and hopefully be a lucky Raffle winner! And what better way to end our picnic- day than leisurely dining with our hounds and human friends back at the Hotel Lobby for some “Hero” sandwiches. Join us for the entire weekend or just the Picnic.
Fun, Raffles, Food, and More! Freeway’s picnic will be at the Felburn Pavilion, not too far from the Park’s main entrance. Please be sure to bring blankets for your hounds. If you need to unload your car at the Pavilion, you may do so but will have to remove your car immediately and park in the main public parking and walk into the park past the Ranger’s Station. You may also bring your car back to the Pavilion after the picnic to reload.
We will be serving-up a delicious picnic lunch catered byBarn Goddess B.B.Q. Award Winning pulled BBW chicken, along with baked beans, coleslaw, chips and dessert. As in the past we will provide plenty of bottled water for both humans and hounds. Please feel free to bring your own sodas (no alcohol is allowed).
During the day, there will be complimentary bingo with grab bag prizes, a Chinese auction table, and greyt Raffle items. Humans and hounds may participate in the game of Greyt Musical Hoops! We may throw in a few more fun activities.
Participation in any of the games is an option….if you prefer to nap with your hound, go for it!
Raffle tickets will be sold for the Chinese Auction - 10 tickets for $5.00 which will be used again for the Raffle drawing. A special drawing will also be offered for our Door Prizes. As a quick preview, some of the auction items will be posted on Facebook.
For a chance to win this beautiful afghan, purchase raffle tickets for the "Stolen Heart Afghan Raffle" here:
Ending our day in the park, there is plenty of time to freshen up and feed the hounds before dinner. Seems from past experience our humans and hounds are tired after a day at the park so a light dinner will be served in the Hotel Lobby Saturday evening and all are invited for “Hero” Sandwiches, chips and dessert. If you prefer to dine out, The Front Porch Restaurant serves greyt food and will seat you and your hound(s) on the front porch or side porch.
Please feel free to dress your hero hounds in costumes throughout the weekend.
About Rainbow Springs State Park...
Rainbow Springs State Park offers nature at its best along the Rainbow River. Take your hounds on a leisurely walk along the trails, view birds, observe nature and enjoy the historical gardens and butterfly garden. Or swim in the springs (Humans only).
Rainbow Springs State Park is located along the Rainbow River at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432, about thirty minutes west on US 40 from Ocala’s second exit off I-75. The Park opens at 8:00 AM and we suggest you arrive early to insure entrance into the Park. Due to heavy popularity, the Park often reaches capacity by 10:00 AM. Once the Park reaches full capacity, no other visitors are permitted to enter until space for new guests is made. The Park Entrance fee is $2.00, which Freeway will ‘refund’ to each guest with two Raffle tickets!
For those who want to sleep over, the Comfort Suites, a short ‘run’ from the Park, is very excited to be once again hosting our greyhounds! Comfort Suites is offering accommodations during the Spring Round-Up weekend for $98.10. There will be a one time pet fee of $25.00 for your entire stay, regardless of the number of hounds you have. Be sure to mention “FREEWAY” for the special room rate. All of the guest rooms are spacious and comes equipped with a sofa, desk, microwave and refrigerator Wi-Fi is included. Please make your reservation early. You can cancel up to twenty-four hours prior to your stay without any financial obligation. WHEN CALLING FOR RESERVATION, SELECT “FRONT DESK” FROM DIRECTORY OPTION. ASK FOR ROOM BLOCK FOR FREEWAY.
Comfort Suites love canines, especially Greyhounds! We are welcome around the hotel and lobby. You’ll be able to start your mornin’ off right with a complimentary breakfast, which includes coffee and joice, breakfast meat, eggs, waffles, yogurt and fresh fruit. PLEASE SEAT YOURSELF IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ADJOINING THE BREAKFAST LOBBY WITH YOUR GREYHOUND(S). DO NOT BRING YOUR HOUNDS INTO THE FOOD AREA.
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Freeway's Greyt Escape, Inc. is a non profit organization whose Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Florida on April 16, 2013, being effective May 1, 2013, N12000003640, and amendment by Amendments duly filed. Letter of Determination was granted on August 4, 2014. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 90-0981982. Florida Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption Number 85-8017484024C-1 effective through March 31, 2023.
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