Gulfport, Florida (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
GULFPORT, FL: Gulfports Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its ninth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 10am to 6pm. This popular event, which Gulfport Merchant’s Association (GMA) hosts, has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing as many as 60 animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfport’s Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet Related activities will include a pet parade with domestic and adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, Canine Massage, food, music & Games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area.
The Get Rescued Celebration is the popular evening component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfports Get Rescued, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd. on the same day. Later in the evening, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues. The evening will include dancing and music. Free catered hors doeuvre, a cash bar, fresh flowers and festive d