Friends of Homeless Animals

Barktoberfest 2018

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) will be hosting our signature event at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 6th.  This event helps to raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing homeless animals, and finding their "forever homes".

We have a number of volunteer opportunities for people in order to make our Barktoberfest signature fundraiser a success.  Set-up will start on Friday, October 5th, and events will start Saturday, October 6th at 10am.  We will also need help with cleanup on Sunday, October 7th.

Location:  Loudoun County Fairgrounds:  17558 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg, VA

FOHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter dedicated to saving abandoned and abused cats and dogs.

If you are under 21, please sign up on the Barktoberfest High School Student site

 

In addition to the dates  and times listed here, we have lots of opportunities for volunteers.  Feel free to email [email protected] if you are interested in other ways of helping at this event.  We always have a need for animal lovers.

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT)

Set-up

Friday 10/5/2018 set-up team will be marking out vendor spots, decorating, distributing tables, setting up demonstration areas and cleaning. Lunch will be provided. Time frame is flexible.

10/05/2018 (Fri) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 7:00pm (15)  
14 of 15 slots filled
EVE BRANDON
set up foha table
Jeanne Kline
Will help after auction setup is complete
Jake Mages
John Harwell
John Harwell
Alison Floyd
Erna Hochstein
Skip Heyl
I will help fold shirts and clothes
Ann Donovan
Stacey Gimbert
Beth Tuttle
Debra Lange
Nassir Wodjouatt
Jill Bokma

Auction Setup

Auction set-up team will be setting up displays, unloading cars, cleaning, setting up tables and decorating.

10/05/2018 (Fri) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 7:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Sarah Rudy
Baskets
Spencer Warren
Gerda Wolf

Vendor Setup

Vendor set-up team will be helping our vendors unload cars, directing them to their locations, and helping to get everyone ready for the opening bell as quickly as possible.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
7:00am - 10:00am (6)  
All slots filled
Denise Ferrari
Sarah Rudy
Alison Floyd
Stacey Gimbert
Sanjna Ramesh
Beth Wiseman

Kids Game Setup

Help set up tents, some games, and prize area

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
7:00am - 10:00am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
QuynhChi Luu

Parking

Help direct parking in the three lots we'll be using for the event. There will be a team onsite giving your plenty of direction. Great opportunity to work on your tan!

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (8)  
4 of 8 slots filled
Jake Mages
Alison Maurhoff
Larry Umland
Don Atwell
1:00pm - 4:00pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
Larry Umland
Spencer Warren
Can't stand too long without break
4:00pm - 7:00pm (8)  

Admissions

Admissions teams will be working at all of the entrances to the event collecting donations, getting visitors to sign waivers and petting dogs!

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Lina Robinson
Jerald Soriano
Ted Orenzuk
Emma Gibbs
Teresa S
1:00pm - 4:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Madison Manzo
Kayla Durbin
Jerald Soriano
Ted Orenzuk
Emma Gibbs
4:00pm - 7:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Pete Cornell (2)
Also Cindy Cornell
Debra Lange
Christy Severson
Patrick Fernandes

FOHA Booth

At the FOHA booth, we'll be selling t-shirts, answering questions about the shelter and adoption process, and making the FOHA alumni dogs that stop by feel special. This is a great location to people watch and enjoy the dog contests.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
EVE BRANDON
Ann Donovan
Janice Shankman
This is always so much fun!!
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
EVE BRANDON
Lina Robinson
Erna Hochstein
4:00pm - 7:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Spencer Warren
Beth Tuttle
Cheryl Hodson

Water Stations

IMPORTANT POSITION ALERT! The VIP team handling the water stations will be monitoring and refilling water bowls and kiddie pools for our thirsty pups. This is a great duty for the day because you get to walk around and catch all of the action.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Natalie Moscovitz
George Carneal
Nassir Wodjouatt
I am available for 10:00 - 13:00
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Mary Catherine Epatko
Kelsey Shea
Brenda McCleary
I will have an adoption dog with me but can walk around and refill bowls etc
4:00pm - 7:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Jill Bokma
Dan Creasy

Demonstrations

The demonstrations team will be hanging out with the professional dogs and handlers while they do their demonstrations. You'll help with managing the lines of participants, and anything else the demonstration teams might need help with.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Gloria Fyfe
Katie Crockett
Rana Naimi
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Linda Cloud
Gloria Fyfe
Katie Crockett

Kid's Games

Volunteers helping at the kids games will show kids how to play, hand out prizes, and have fun helping us raise money!

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Alison Floyd
Sarah Giusti (2)
with Hannah Giusti
Hermella Yonnes
1:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Alison Floyd
Alison Maurhoff
Stephen Blanch (2)
4:00pm - 7:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Ted Orenzuk
Amy Schreiber

Face Painter attendant

Collect payment from attendees who visit the Face painter or the glitter tattoo artist

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
12:00pm - 2:00pm   
Michele Tully
2:00pm - 4:00pm   
Michele Tully

Beer & Wine Pouring

ADULTS ONLY! Volunteers at this station will be pouring drinks and collecting money. You'll be in the show barn with the bands, which is a great place to spend a Saturday, all while helping us raise money for the dogs and cats!

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Maggie Freeman
Christine Ristano
Timothy Master
QuynhChi Luu
Teresa S
1:00pm - 4:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Lauren McGee
Jill Bokma
Dan Creasy
Marissa M Jovet Colon
Elizabeth Chartuk
Christel Gesterling
4:00pm - 7:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Mary Gartrell
Alison Floyd
Kelsey Shea
Michael Lozado
Lina Lozado
Jenny Lee

Announcements

Calling all thespians! Seeking announcers to work the loud speakers along with a seasoned team leader. Announce games, vendors and contests. Great place to be if you like to be "in the know"!

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Maureen Frank
Already signed up
Doug McNair
1:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Doug McNair
4:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Maureen Frank
Already signed up
Doug McNair

Floating Helpers

Floating volunteers will go where they are needed most.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
John Harwell
Denise Ferrari
1:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
John Harwell
Denise Ferrari
4:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
John Harwell

Online Auction

The online auction team will be working indoors with our online raffle items, answering questions and helping people bid on items. You'll be sharing a room with our cute adoptable cats.

10/06/2018 (Sat) Loudoun County Fairgrounds 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Jeanne Kline