The folks at White River Aquatics (Tuhey Pool), Muncie Obedience Training Club (MOTC), Hit Country 102.5 (WMDH) radio and Muncie Voice are planning an event in September for dog owners in Central Indiana.
The inaugural event, “Drool in the Pool” will take place on September 7th from 1:00-5:00pm after all humans have finished swimming at Tuhey Pool. The primary sponsor for this years event is Happy Clean and Smart – Your dogs favorite hangout!
Also assisting with underwriting this event is Law Offices of Dennis, Wenger, and Abrell, P.A.
Drool in the Pool is a special event for our canine residents who love the water and would enjoy an afternoon swimming in a 50 meter pool. There will be informational booths, dog treats, and Tuhey Grill will be open to serve Muncie’s Best Hot Dogs. Pet owners can help the dogs in the pool, but there will be no swimming for the public. In case of rain, the event will be held on September 8th.
There will be a dock diving contest and other games that are sure to entertain your four-legged friend. The concession stand will be open and serving treats for dogs and their owners. Cost is $10 per adult/dog with 2nd dog $5 (Max 2 dogs per one adult). There will be a $1.00 General Admission price for all spectators with monies collected going straight to ARF and Muncie Animal Shelter.
You can stay updated by visiting the Facebook page and website for Tuhey Pool, Facebook page for Muncie Voice, and listening to Hit Country 102.5. We will be posting registration information and downloadable waivers for you to sign and bring to the event.
According to co-organizer Beth McKay from MOTC, “We’ve enjoyed these events in neighboring communities such as Greenfield and Carmel, so we thought, why not Muncie!” Delaware County is home to a range of dog lovers from show dogs, recreation, hunting, or just great family companions. The Muncie Obedience Training Club has been part of Muncie and Delaware County since 1946. They are a non-profit member organization that promotes dog training as both a part of responsible dog ownership and a life-long hobby. All breeds and mixed breed dogs are welcome in our classes, which uses positive training methods.
The primary benefactor for this event will be the Muncie Animal Shelter operated by Phil Peckinpaugh. The Muncie Animal Shelter provides animal control services for all of Delaware County and an Adoption Program. You can visit them on Facebook to see all the pets they have for adoption. The Cornfed Derby Dames will be escorting rescues from the Muncie Animal Shelter to the event so keep your eyes open for adoptable dogs. We’ll be highlighting them during the event.
Another benefactor will be the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF). ARF’s mission is to provide shelter, medical care, and love to abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Through educational efforts,public awareness, and community involvement, ARF seeks to relieve animal suffering; to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation; to eliminate euthanasia as a way of animal control, thereby creating a “no-kill” community in which both animals and humans benefit from the goodness of each other.
Steve Tomboni, CEO of White River Aquatics said,
“Drool in the Pool fits within our mission of making Tuhey a family orientated environment with more options beyond recreational swimming. We host corporate days where the pool is closed to the public yet open for employees of a specific company; the Mayors Swim Meet which occurred over a 2 1/2 day period bringing thousands of visitors to Muncie from all over Indiana and Ohio; daily lap swimmers who show up at 5:30am to swim in a 50 meter pool; yoga on the deck; water fitness programs; swim teams from Muncie, Yorktown, and Jay County; weekly Splash n Dash events featuring a swim and run along the beautiful White River Trail; and daily recreational swimming where the kids can just have fun! Our goal is to make Tuhey more than just swimming which has allowed us to break previous attendance records during a less than stellar weather environment in Indiana this summer.”
To volunteer or find out more, including the rules for the event, please visit Tuhey Pool’s Special Event page at http://www.tuheypool.com/node/
If you’d like to avoid the lines for signing waivers, you can download the Waiver for the event, sign it and bring it with you.