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GiG 2021 is scheduled for September 23-26. Stay safe and hug those hounds!


Thursday, September 23

4:00p Welcome Parade Gettysburg Outlet Mall
Blessing of the Hounds
Hot Dog Social
Free Raffle
8:00p Bonfire Eisenhower Hotel

Friday, September 24

8:00a Battlefield Walk Location: TBD
10:00a Event Check-In Center Opens Allstar Center
Raffle Tickets for both Saturday & Sunday's Raffles Open
10:00a - 4:00p Vendor Sales Allstar Center
11:00a - 3:30p Doggie Babysitting Open Batting Cage Behind Allstar Center
12:00p Speaker #1, Ellen Ganapolos and Jacqueline Howard, Founders of the Flying Dog Foundation Activities Area, Allstar Center
1:15p Speaker #2, Speaker: TBD Activities Area, Allstar Center
2:30p Speaker #3, Patti Goettler, Therapy Dog Trainer & Tester Activities Area, Allstar Center
4:15p Allstar Center Closes for the Day
6:00p Greyt Friday Night Fiesta! Eisenhower Hotel Greyt Ballroom

Saturday, September 25

8:00a - 9:00a Sunrise Symposium: Topic: TBD Seminary Ridge Museum
8:30a - 10:30a Art Workshop Linda Evans, Greyhound Design Artist, Allstar Center Cafeteria
9:00a Saturday & Sunday Raffle Ticket Sales Open
9:00a - 3:00p Event Check-In Desk Opens Allstar Center
9:00a - 4:00p Vendor Sales Allstar Center
10:00a Talent Contest! Activities Area, Allstar Center
10:00a - 4:00p Doggie Daycare Open Batting Cage Behind Allstar Center
11:00a Costume Contest! Activities Area, Allstar Center
12:00p Ice Cream Social Allstar Center (exact location to be determined)
12:30p Speaker #1, Dr. Coyne, IDEXX Topic: TBD, but will be blood results related Activities Area, Allstar Center
1:30p - 3:30p Saturday's Dollar Raffle Winners Posted & Prizes Distributed
1:30p Speaker #2, Speaker: TBD Activities Area, Allstar Center
2:30p Speaker #3, Jim Gartland, Executive Director, National Greyhound Association (NGA) Activities Area, Allstar Center
4:00p Allstar Center Closes for the Day
5:00p GAME NIGHT! Location: TBD
7:00p SIGHTHOUND ART & DECOR RAFFLE Eisenhower Hotel Greyt Ballroom

Sunday, September 26

8:00a Early Bird Group Walk by the Lake Allstar Grounds
8:30a FUN RUN Allstar Center Open Play Area
9:00a Free Continental Breakfast for GiG Registrants Allstar Center Cafeteria (must have a bracelet to participate)
9:00a High End Art Raffle Ticket Sales Open
9:00a - 12:00p Vendor Sales Allstar Center
10:00a Talk Brad Stone, Civil War Museum, Frederick, Maryland, "Animals in the Civil War"
11:30a Fancy Collar Contest Allstar Center
12:00p High End Raffle Ticket Sales End
12:15p Raffle Tickets Drawn (must be in attendance to claim your prize)
1:00p Event Ends

4:00p

Welcome Parade Gettysburg Outlet Mall

Blessing of the Hounds

Hot Dog Social

Free Raffle

8:00p

Bonfire Eisenhower Hotel

8:00a

Battlefield Walk Location: TBD

10:00a

Event Check-In Center Opens Allstar Center

Raffle Tickets for both Saturday & Sunday's Raffles Open Allstar Center

10:00a - 4:00p

Vendor Sales Allstar Center

11:00a - 3:30p

Doggie Babysitting Open Batting Cage Behind Allstar Center

12:00p

Speaker #1 Activities Area, Allstar Center

Ellen Ganapolos and Jacqueline Howard, Founders of the Flying Dog Foundation

Cleared for Takeoff: Greyhounds Rescued from the Meat Trade

Note that this session will not be graphic, nor will we detail atrocities. Our speakers will reveal the on-the-ground efforts to rescue greyhounds and others from the meat trade. Discover their lives after rescue and how they're transported to North America for adoption into loving homes. Special Guest: Felix, a meat trade survivor.

1:15p

Speaker #2 Activities Area, Allstar Center

Speaker: TBD

2:30p

Speaker #3 Activities Area, Allstar Center

Patti Goettler, Therapy Dog Trainer & Tester

4:15p

Allstar Center Closes for the Day

6:00p

Greyt Friday Night Fiesta! Eisenhower Hotel Greyt Ballroom

Join us for a fun evening of food, fun, games, and friends! This evening will feature a Mexican theme, so bring your best "South-Of-The-Border" costumes! Our food will feature a Frajita/Nacho/Taco Bar with all the fixins, Greyhounds in Motion will feature a Quarter Raffle Game, we'll feature Mixer Games, and also a fun workshop for anyone to make a cute Octopus toy for your fur-babies! We will also conduct a 50/50 raffle with a cash prize! Sign up for this on your registration; the entire evening's activities will cost $14/person so don't miss out on this really fun party!

8:00a - 9:15a

Sunrise Symposium, Topic: TBD
Seminary Museum

8:30a - 10:30a

Art Workshop Linda Evans, Greyhound Design Artist

"Mirror, Mirror!" Come join the fun and make a framed 8" x 10" decorative greyhound-design mirror, ready to hang and to reflect your creative side. No prior art experience is required. Go as traditional as you like or as wild as you imagine you can be! There will be lots of templates, stamping ideas, stick-ons, and colored bling, including a ready-made, die-cut greyhound and the mirror for decorating.

All materials will be provided - $36/person and attendance is limited.

9:00a

Saturday & Sunday Raffle Ticket Sales Open

9:00a - 3:00p

Event Check-In Desk Opens Allstar Center

9:00a - 4:00p

Vendor Sales

10:00a

Talent Contest! Activities Area, Allstar Center

Think you and/or your hound have talent? Show it off! Three categories of "talent" will be judged -- People Talent, Doggie Talent, and People/Doggie Talent. Cash prizes offered for the best in each category!

10:00a - 4:00p

Doggie Daycare Open Batting Cage Behind Allstar Center

11:00a

Costume Contest Activities Area, Allstar Center

Will parade through the Allstar Center; 4 cash prizes will be given in the following categories: BEST 'OTHER ANIMAL' COSTUME; BEST 'WAR' COSTUME; BEST GROUP THEME COSTUMES; FUNNIEST COSTUME.

12:00p

Ice Cream Social Allstar Center (exact location to be determined)

Come get some ice cream for you and your hound!

12:30p

Speaker #1 Activities Area, Allstar Center

Dr. Coyne, IDEXX Topic: TBD but will be blood results related. (will need a bracelet to enter)

1:30p - 3:30p

Saturday's Dollar Raffle Winners Posted & Prizes Distributed Allstar Center

1:30p

Speaker #2 Activities Area, Allstar Center

Mr. Jim Gartland, Executive Director of the National Greyhound Association "The State of the Industry: What Comes Next?"

2:30p

Speaker #3 Activities Area, Allstar Center (will need a bracelet to enter)

Jim Gartland, Executive Director, National Greyhound Association (NGA)

4:00p

Allstar Center Closes for the Day

5:00p

GAME NIGHT, featuring the Fantastic Billy Axell et al! Eisenhower Hotel Greyt Ballroom

This has become a favorite of our guests and we're sure he won't disappoint! It's going to be a great time...Join us!

7:00p

SIGHTHOUND ART & DECOR RAFFLE Eisenhower Hotel Greyt Ballroom

Sponsored by Flying Dog Foundation...benefits both the Foundation and Nittany Greyhounds

Join us for an evening of friends, fun, and fantastic art! Refreshments will be served during this social and you may bring your hounds! The Foundation has acquired an impressive catalog of new and vintage framed prints and other art pieces (20+) that attendees can win. There is no charge to attend and raffle tickets will be ONLY sold during this event. Winners need not be present to win; however, winners not present will need to pick up their prizes from the Foundation's booth at GiG by closing time on Sunday. Shipping will not be available. This event will benefit the Flying Dog Foundation's efforts to rescue China Meat Trade Greyhounds, and 20% of the donations will benefit Nittany Greyhounds' Adoption Program.

8:00a

Early Bird Group Walk by the Lake

Allstar Grounds, just for those who get up early and want to enjoy the morning together!

8:30a

FUN RUN Allstar Center Open Play Area

Weather permitting

9:00a

Free Continental Breakfast Served

Allstar Center Cafeteria (must have a bracelet to participate)

9:00a

High End Art Raffle Ticket Sales Open

9:00a - 12:00p

Vendor Sales Allstar Center

10:00a

Talk

Brad Stone, Civil War Museum, Frederick, Maryland "The Critical Roles That Animals Played in the Civil War"

Brad Stone will discuss the intriguing history of animals used in the Civil War and their profound impact on the military, then and now. During the War, animals played a key role in the war effort. Horses and mules not only moved the armies, but fed soldiers and carried them into battle. Other equally important contributions were made by other animals including dogs, cats, badgers, pigs, and silkworms. Even elephants "almost" played a key role in the war effort. In short, animals contributed in a wide variety of ways to every major aspect of the War. - Brad Stone served with the federal government as a senior public relations executive dealing with a wide variety of public health issues. He currently combines his interest in the Civil War and medical history by being a volunteer docent in the Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, and aboard the USS Constitution in Baltimore Harbor.

11:30p

Fancy Collar Contest Activities Area, Allstar Center

Dress your pup in your fanciest collar; or make a fancy collar and come show it off! Think festive and fun, and compete for one of three prizes. Winners will receive a gift certificate from a collar vendor: $100 for first place; $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Winners will be selected by independent judges based on originality and visual presentation. So come on, we know you have dozens of collars! Dress one up for this fun contest!

12:00p

High End Raffle Ticket Sales End

12:15p

Raffle Tickets Drawn

Must be in attendance to claim your prize

1:00p

Event Ends