Thursday, August 11 2022

Published on July 06, 2022 at 10:52 am

A three-day event to raise funds for abused and neglected animals is underway in Weissport.

The 12th annual Rockin Rescue event will be held Friday through Sunday in the borough park.

It starts from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The event is sponsored by the Blue Mountain Animal Rescue Society and the Carbon County Animal Cruelty Fund.

Donna Becker-Crum, founder of Rockin’ Rescue, encouraged visitors to bring a donation of cat food.

“We have overcrowding in Carbon; there is no room,” Crum said. “We need community effort to make a difference.”

Crum said this year’s theme is “CAT” Astropy & Canine Chaos.

Entertainment will include a DJ on Friday, classic rock music entertainment on Saturday, and the Pennsylvania Villagers Polka on Sunday. The Bees Knees, DJ Tony & His Sidekick and Bugsy’s Evolution will perform.

There will also be a car show hosted by the Palmerton Pace-Makers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per car, along with prizes and dash plate.

A rabies clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Costs are $15 for rabies, $20 for distemper, $20 for feline distemper. All dogs must be kept on a leash and cats in a transport cage.

Crum said Saturday was also the entry for the annual “The Queen or King” pageant. There will be first, second and third place awards, she said.

“During COVID, vets were closed for a year,” she said. “We’re trying to do something better for Carbon overall.”

Crum said the coronation of the Trap-Neuter-Return Queen or King will take place in October at a date and location to be determined.

During the event, you will also have the choice of many foods, such as Sis’s BBQ (breakfast, steak, sausages and peppers, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sandwiches and more), Parryville Fire Company (cakes in the shape of funnel, fried Oreos, ice cream, tacos, bake sale, Ott’s concessions), Phil’s fries, chicken fingers, pierogies); and Lehighton Lioness hot dogs.

There will also be animal rescues and shelters at your fingertips with information for animal improvement. All 501c3 animal rescues are set up free or free for adoptions, education, and rescue.

Other activities include resources/information on low cost spray sterilization; craftsmen; small enterprises; flea market AND garage sale available $15 per day, $20 for three days; a 50/50 raffle for each group set; available outlets, rescues, yard sales, artisans and direct sales spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis – no duplicates.

For more information, contact Crum at 610-703-6558, or [email protected]

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