1st Annual Woofstock 2009, Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2009
What: First Annual Woofstock Benefit Concert
When: Saturday, July 11, 2009 – 1:00pm
Where: McKenzie Stadium
2001 NE 138th Ave
Vancouver, WA
Contact: Jayme Mah
Special Events Coordinator
360.750.0847
jmah@southwesthumane.org
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PLANS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
While most high school students are enjoying their summer breaks, Megan LeAnne Parrell, a senior at Mountain View High School, is busy coordinating a concert to benefit the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The first annual Woofstock event, the brainchild of Parrell, is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver. The afternoon-long celebration of music and animals will feature 5 bands including both local and nationally touring performers. Tickets are only $10 if purchased in advance and $12.50 at the door. Tickets are available now at www.southwesthumane.org. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding operation costs for the Humane Society’s new 30,000 square foot facility in east Vancouver which is scheduled to open this summer.
“Megan approached us about coordinating a benefit concert to help the animals and it was all completely her idea” says Community Programs Director, Kate Goudschaal. “It was so refreshing to meet a teenager that had so much ambition and drive and didn’t just want to clean kennels and make litter boxes for their Senior Project hours.”
While the Humane Society receives hundreds of requests to fulfill senior project hours, no student has ever approached the staff with such a unique and well-planned proposal. “We were skeptical about it all at first” says Goudschaal, “but within the first two weeks of discussing the event with Megan and her uncle, they already had several bands booked and had a venue. We new at that point that Megan was something special.”
For more information about the Woofstock event or for sponsorship and vendor opportunities, please contact Jayme Mah, Special Events Coordinator at 360.750.0847 or jmah@southwesthumane.org.
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington in the only open admission animal shelter in southwest Washington – sheltering more than 13,000 homeless and abused animals every year. Since 1897, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington has been working to foster a community in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect through high quality animal care practices, community partnerships and by leading efforts in the advancement of humane education. Unleash the possibilities at www.southwesthumane.org.

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