Dawgs, Hawgs, and Hotrods Poker Run and Car & Bike Show to the Rescue!

09/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm


Dawgs, Hawgs, and Hotrods to the Rescue!

First Annual Poker Run and Car & Bike Show planned to benefit Barktown Rescue

Boston, Bardstown and Elizabethtown, KY, September 6, 2014: Dogs will be loving, not chasing these Bikes and Cars at the first Annual Dawgs, Hawgs, and Hotrods Poker Run and Car and Bike Show to benefit Barktown Rescue.

The Poker Run will take riders out for a beautiful ride ending at Barktown Rescue in Boston, where a Car and Bike Show will offer over 70 trophies, including Best of, Class, and Memorial trophies and a People’s Choice.

Poker Run Registration is $20, Passenger $5, Extra Card $5. All Bikes on Poker Run will be eligible for Bike Show.  The Car and Bike Show Entry is $20, which includes 2 vote tickets per Entry.  Spectator Admission is Free, Spectator "People Choice" Vote Tickets: $1 each

The Poker Run registration is from 10 am to noon. The starting point for the Poker Run is in two locations:

East Bardstown will depart from the Justice Center Court House parking lot, Plaza Drive, across from McDonalds, off SR150 Springfield Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004, contact # (270) 312-5222.

West Elizabethtownwill depart from Open Road, just off I-65 Exit 94, next to the White Castle. 2004 North Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Contact # (270) 763-1109

Gates open at Barktown for Car Show at 2 pm, voting is from 3-5 pm. The Award Ceremony will start at 6 pm, with Greg Anderson from WBRT Radio, MC.

There will be kid’s games, face painting, bake sale, and raffles. Vendors scheduled include Bourbon City Dogs offering their chili “dogs” of course;  Open Road USA motorcycles; Jammaker Grannie’s jams, jellies and homemade bread; Lazy Beagle Pottery; Steff’s Fantastical Faces; Bluegrass Corner w/ChT Photography and Barktown t-shirts! There will be the opportunity to meet Barktown dogs (and cats & kittens) looking for their forever homes as well as tour the shelter. Information on volunteering and fostering will also be available.

All entrees at this show will be given the one-time opportunity to pre-registerat the fantastic price of $10for the 2nd Annual Dawgs, Hawgs, and Hotrods Poker Run and Car and Bike Show, which will be held August 29, 2015.

Barktown Rescue has completed many of the renovations to the old Boston School building and grounds, making it a suitable shelter facility for the alarming number of abandoned, stray and surrendered animals rescued each day in and around Bardstown, Nelson and Hardin Counties. Because of individual donations from you and other wonderful supporters we have been able to install an outside fence, making a secure play area for our Barktown residents to run and play at least three times a day.

Barktown Rescue is now offering boarding and grooming to the public. We have appointments available for grooming and you can call to schedule at 502-833-BARK. We can also take reservations at that number for boarding. These are just two of the way we help to provide the financial support so needed to care for over 80 dogs and cats presently under our care.

Founded in 2009, Barktown Rescue has placed over 1,600 dogs and puppies into loving homes.  Their largest expense is the vet care for the animals that are rescued. Pets cannot be adopted until they are spayed or neutered, and often additional vet expenses are incurred for sick or injured animals. In the spirit of Bob Barker and Drew Carey’s pleas “to help control the pet population”, Barktown also encourages pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered. Taking efforts one step further, Barktown Rescue has helped provide funds for pet owners who cannot afford to alter their pets. Low cost spay and neutering clinics are something we hope to offer in the future at Barktown.    

Barktown Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations. Therefore, monetary donations and fair market value of items donated to our events or our shelter are tax deductible. For more information about this event, Barktown Rescue, and pets available for adoption, visit www.barktownrescue.org.