April 25th – 28th, 2019

Full Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Entire Event

8:00a – 9:30a Historic Walk
Seminary Ridge Museum Walking Trail (111 Seminary Ridge)
"Confederates on the Ridge." This is an all-new talk this year at Seminary Ridge. This is an easy one-mile walk on a gently sloping trail. This walk includes a free museum pass for your use at any time throughout the weekend (dogs are not allowed in the museum though).
10:00a – 4:00p Check-in
Allstar Family Fun Center
Stop by the registration table and get your your goodie bag. Pre-registrants will also receive anything purchased at this time. Day-of registration will also be available for $35. We will have a limited supply of t-shirts and other custom GiG goodies available, but these items can only be guaranteed if you pre-order when registering.
10:00a – 4:00p Vendor Shopping
Allstar Family Fun Center
Your favorite vendors will be back along with a few new vendors selling a huge variety of canine and human items! Shopping closes promptly at 4pm.
12:00p – 4:00p Raffle Opens
Allstar Family Fun Center
Wonderful prize packages will be up for raffle! Tickets will be drawn at 2pm on Saturday and posted at the raffle tables. Winners will have until 4pm on Saturday to pick up prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for sale during the event at the raffle table and when you register. The cost is 1 for $1 / 6 for $5 / 30 for $20.
12:00p – 12:45p Why Does My Hound Do THAT? Claudia Presto
Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
They Sniff, Snort, Snuggle, Rooo, Roost, and Run... but WHY? We all know greyhounds are special, but their behaviors can sometimes cause you to hoot, head scratch, and holler. During this organic Q&A session, your question gets you a free "Why Does My Hound Do That?" booklet. Other prizes will be given out during the talk too, while supplies last. Come find out why your grey acts that way! Presented by Claudia Presto, Executive Director, Greyhound Gang, Kanab, UT.
1:00p – 1:45p Your Greyhound's Second Career: Animal-Assisted Therapy Samantha Abate
Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Help wanted! Hospitals, schools, and beyond are recognizing the incredible benefits therapy dogs can bring to those they serve. Your retired racing greyhound is perfect for the job! This session will highlight some of the outstanding contributions therapy dogs have made in recent years, cover the basics of becoming a registered therapy dog team, and review the many different "jobs" therapy dogs can have. Presented by Samantha Abate, BRN, Director of Nursing Quality & Research, Inspira Health Network.
2:00p – 2:45p The Paranormal in Gettysburg Ashley Brennan
Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Ashley will educate us on basic ghost hunting techniques and how to implement them toward investigating some of the most haunted spots in Gettysburg. What makes Gettysburg so haunted? What exactly are spirits and what evidence do they leave behind? Presented by Ashley Brennan, founder of Keystone Paranormal Investigation Association.
3:00p – 3:45p DIY Canine Massage Basics and Other Modalities Robyn Boreman
Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Come learn canine massage with Free Motion Animal Massage! This is hands on, so bring your dog!
Included in this class is:
• An introduction on what conditions massage therapy can help.
• An overview of kinesiology, red light therapy, and the use of essential oils for dogs.
• A basic anatomy lesson.
• Lesson on different strokes and techniques.
At the end of the class we will have a very hands on learning approach – where you will go through the full sequence of massage. Presented by Robyn Boreman, Certified Canine Massage Therapist, Lewistown, PA.
6:00p – 7:30p Game Night: Know Your Neighbor! Bill Axell and Family
Eisenhower Hotel
We have heard people say that sometimes they come and don't know anyone so feel a little left out... well, this social is going to help you make friends to come back to every year! This is an evening of fun and games, all designed to help you interact with old friends and to meet new ones. For every game or activity you participate in, you will be given a free raffle ticket for a great prize that will be given at the end of the night. If there is a game with a defined winner or winning team, each member of that team will get an additional ticket. The grand prize will be drawn from all raffle tickets given during the evening.
Don't be a wallflower! Some of our speakers will be on hand, the GiG management team will be there, and there will be a cash bar. If you are new to GiG, you especially need to come and meet other participants. We're all here for the same reason and have the same common ground... greyhounds!
7:30p Luminaries and Stories Around the Bonfire
Eisenhower Hotel Grounds
Follow the path of luminaries in remembrance of lost loved ones to the bonfire for an evening of stories. Bring a chair and drinks and join us by the fire. Please feel free to take you luminaries with you as a keepsake when you leave.
"Experience Gettysburg in 50 Objects." Steven Gunlock, Living Historian, will bring his historic perspective to our bonfire. Join him for an evening of riveting stories, told through 50 objects from Gettysburg's history.

Full Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Entire Event

2018 Event Sponsors

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Blue Dog Bakery chewy.com Doggie Walk Bags Hrenko Insurance IDEXX Laboratories
Jason Stoner Chain Effect Mars Petcare Mort Kunstler Nature's Pet Place The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Roaring Spring Premium Water
Stauffers of Kissel Hill Verus Pet Foods Worldwise Bill Fox Carol & Pete Mentasti Graphicworks! By Joni Bumbarger
Steve Schiferl