Local briefs: DOGust 1st, book signing, ice cream trail

Local events

A DOGust 1st celebration, a book signing and activity on the local ice cream trail lead a roundup of local events coming up this week in Franklin County.

Book signing at Old Jail

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This is the last week for local residents to participate in this summer’s Scoop-a-Palooza Ice Cream Trail.

More than 75 prizes have been given already. It‘s not too late to join in.

Visit a stop on the Trail Map (available here) and post on the Scoop-a-Palooza Facebook page, or turn your map in at 100 Lincoln Way East to enter to win.

Celebrate DOGust 1st

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Decorations are up and Antietam Humane Society is ready to celebrate the annual shelter dog birthday, DOGust 1st on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Antietam animal shelter)

Saturday marks the Universal Shelter Dog Birthday and Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro is celebrating with a DOGust 1st party.

The shelter at 8513 Lyons Road invites the public to the party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day to meet its dogs and help celebrate.

Both dog owners and those who don’t have a dog are welcome. Bring a new birthday gift done of the shelter’s pups and your dog can get a free bath from one of the shelter’s groomers. Stay for cake, snacks and hot dogs provided by Chicago Charley’s Gourmet Hot Dogs.

There will be plenty of adoptable pups to meet too.

The shelter is also looking for volunteer dog walkers to give their canine residents regular outdoor activity. Potential volunteers should stop by and fill out a volunteer form. A variety of hours are available.

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