Archive for June, 2012


Summer Events at MNGR

June 11, 2012

Hello to all our greyhound friends! Just wanted tell you all about the fabulous events MNGR has planned for the Summer months. We’ll also be asking for a little volunteer help… The outdoor festivals and events are a fun way to spend the day with your hound, and to help MNGR at the same time. Please consider coming out for an event.

Volunteering at our events is easy! You just bring yourself and your hound. If possible, a dog bed and a chair for you would be great too, in case we don’t have enough to go around. Then you have a seat and hang out, while event-goers come by to pet your hound and ask you questions about what it’s like to share your life with a greyhound. Your dog will love the attention. If you have any questions about volunteering at “Meet n Greets,” just let us know.

June 14 to July 26 – Marketfest in White Bear Lake
This event runs from 5:30-9:00pm every Thursday. It’s located in downtown White Bear Lake. This event is extremely family-friendly, with music, bounce-houses, and food that the kids will love.

June 22 – Rochesterfest Parade
This is a super fun one! There will be a trailer for hounds who cannot walk the whole route. Kids under 8 years old may not walk – they may ride in a wagon or a stroller pulled by somebody older. We want to have tons of hounds in the parade! Contact Kelly at for more information on participating.

June 23 and June 24 – Twin Cities Pride
We have done this every year since MNGR began, and it’s one of our favorites. We could sure use some extra help this year, on both days. Let Jen or Kelly know if you might be able to attend. We will be in Loring Park; however, we do not yet know the location of our booth.

July 20, 21, and 22 – St Paul’s Highlandfest
This busy festival is located in the Highland neighborhood of St. Paul. It’s another family-friendly event with rides, fair food, and lots to see. Saturday especially is busy for us, and we’d love some help. We’re not sure of the exact hours yet, but contact Jen when the dates get closer for more info.

Aug 18-19 – Renaissance Festival Ye Olde Pet Fest
This is a huge event with long hours (9AM – 7PM each day) and we could really use the volunteer help! The Pet Fest has adoptable pets, but also booths with activities and info on nutrition, grooming, pet products and more. There’s a pet costume contest and a bird show too! Come on out and hang with us at this fun event.

Minnesota State Fair
We don’t know for sure which days yet, but we usually try for the first Saturday and Sunday of the Fair. This is an opportunity for MNGR to reach a huge number of people! This is a non-stop, constantly busy event, running from 8-8 each day. Our booth is inside the Pet Building. Because there is very limited space in our little “box,” we do need to keep to a schedule. To sign up for a time slot, contact Kelly at

Sept 8 and 9 – Jesse James Days
This Northfield event is fun and family-friendly. We set up in a local park (along with an arts and crafts show), and talk with festival-goers. This a great, laid-back event in a nice shady location. It’s about 40 minutes south of the Twin Cities, and we’d love some extra help!

More to Come!

These are the events on the docket right now; but I’m sure more will be added as the summer progresses. If you aren’t our fan on Facebook, please join us there! That’s the fastest way for us to get new information to you. Thanks so much for your support!