Monday, July 28, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

It’s a dog day at the annual Dog-A-Thon

Dog-a-Thon

VERN LEADS the pack at the annual Dog-A-Thon as Toronto and Randy Cummings follow along. Cummings is an instructor the El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired. Democrat file photo

By
From page B2 | May 17, 2013 |

hat: 19th annual Dog-A-Thon

Who: El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired and the Mother Lode, Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Pioneer Lions clubs

Where: Louisiana Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Road in Placerville

When: Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 11 a.m.

Registration: $10 per dog

Information: Call the center at 530-626-6715, Ellen Yevdakimov at 530-622-6860 or Neil Pfafman at 530-626-8279

Canines will rule on Saturday, May 18, at the Dog-A-Thon.

The El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired invites El Dorado County residents to bring their dogs out to participate in the 19th annual walk from 8 to 11 a.m.

The walk takes place at Louisiana Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Road in Placerville. Groups of 12 will have staggered starts for the 3-mile jaunt on the El Dorado Trail with the walk concluding back at the school.

Registration for the Dog-A-Thon is $10 per dog and can take place the day of the event from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the school. The walk is scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m.

People who want to register before the Dog-A-Thon can drop off a check or money order at the El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired, 4600 Farnsworth Lane in El Dorado.

Participants are requested to collect pledges for the center and should bring the money raised the day of the walk.

People who don’t own a dog but want to make a donation toward the event can still do so, Neil Pfafman, chairman of the Dog-A-Thon, said.

The person who raises the most money will have their name and their pooch’s name and picture placed on next year’s T-shirt. The top three fundraisers will receive gift certificates for pet supplies.

Annalicia Spannaus of Somerset was last year’s winner and her dog, Foxy, a beagle, appears on this year’s T-shirt.

This year’s event will feature a best costumed dog and an owner-dog look-a-like contests. Another fun event is the frisbee contest. All of the contests will take place at the school.

The Dog-A-Thon is a fundraiser for the El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired, which works with people who are visually impaired, according to Ellen Yevdakimov, board member for the center who is the coordinator for this year’s Dog-A-Thon.

The center provides support and training for people who are visually impaired. The center teaches the visually impaired how to do daily chores and provides resources to live an independent lifestyle. The use of Braille machines and computers is covered in the classes.

“We work with individuals and teach them how to function, how to do things,” said Yevdakimov, who volunteers at the center. “We want people to know that even though they’ve lost their sight that they can still function. They do not have to sit home and feel sorry for themselves.”

The center employees has two employees. Randy Cummings is an instructor and Leslie Roy is the clerical staff.

Helping with the running of the center is a dedicated board: Bob Bishop, who is the director, Yevdakimov, Gerry Schure, Pat Schure, Robin Stanley, Penny Hutchinson and Rich Meagher.

In addition to the employees and board members who will be volunteering at the Dog-A-Thon, members of the Mother Lode, Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Pioneer Lions clubs are volunteering.

In last year’s walk, approximately 110 people and 84 dogs participated in last year’s Dog-A-Thon and raised $10,000 for the center. This is an important part of the operating budget.

For more information or to make a donation contact the center at 530-626-6175, Yevdakimov at 530-622-6860 or Pfafman at 530-626-8279.

To learn more about the center visit edcvi.org. 

Comments

comments

Democrat Staff

.

News

Sand Fire burns more than 4,000 acres

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Fatal accident in Camino

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
County’s chief lawyer: No Brown Act violation

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

General Plan workshop today

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

 
Two growth control initiatives get green light

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report released

By Ross Branch | From Page: A3

 
35 people displaced in Tahoe hotel fire

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A3 | Gallery

.

Opinion

Bee-ing silly

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
The balancing act: Toxic waste spreads

By Larry Weitzman | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
.

Letters

Want more water?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Refugee crisis

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Letter to Speaker of the House

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
GDPUD misinformation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

At the crossroads

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
.

Sports

Camp experience is ‘priceless’

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Speedway races cancelled

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

El Dorado doubles up on Pro Players

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Under the Scoreboard: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Schedule: July 28 – Aug. 2, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Roundup: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Sports Scene: July 26, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
Local spiker shines

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

.

Prospecting

A beautiful day at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

By Cathy Barsotti | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Foothill gourmet: Things get corny

By Donna Brown | From Page: B2

Bipolar Insights: From point A to point B

By Marcia Rose | From Page: B2

 
Cool time at Cowboys and Cornbread

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
As we were: Recreation district grows

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

Cantare names new director

By Cantare Chorale | From Page: B10

 
After 5 Club to meet

By Senior Day | From Page: B10

.

Essentials

Divorces

By Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

 
DUI Log: June 25-July 9

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: July 14-16

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Horoscope, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Monday, July 28, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

American Profile Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8