Inclement weather didn’t keep the crowds away from Barq’s “Woofstock” festival on April 1. The Sunday afternoon affair still drew 1,000 people and more than 500 dogs to Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park.
A benefit for the St. Tammany Humane Society, the all-day event began with a low cost vet clinic, which offered discounts on heartworm tests, medications and vaccines. Food vendors included Friend’s restaurant and Bateau’s Seafood, among others. A silent auction featured items donated by the Marriott, artist Jim Tweedy, Pelican Athletic Club, Beau Chene Country Club, Gilboy’s Health Club and others. Musical guests were the Jukebox Heroes, the Abita Blues Band and Moonshine Jug.
Adults and children also enjoyed space walks, rock climbing, crafts and other festival-like activities. And it’s safe to say that there were plenty of tails wagging, especially that of Molly, a red lab who had been in the animal shelter for a long time, and found a home at the pet adoption.
The event raised more than $90,000 for the St. Tammany Humane Society.
St. Tammany Humane Society executive director Beth Brewster, Alan Sebren and Darlene Viccaro
Kathleen Zelden, Vicky and J.B. Shelley, and Scott Zelden with Ace.
Ashleey Voorhies with Sophie, Eric Evans with Lady, and Janna Vastola with Jake
Nicole Smith, Victoria Smith and Gillian Smith with Cajun and Monty
Tory Martini with Rosa and Odie, Regan Stevens with Butch, and Bruce Jones with Rigs
Gayle Bryan with Isabelle and Carolyn Crowell with Toby
Amanda Millet, Haley Costa, Belle, Stephen Millet and Ella Millet
Gail Marcello and Alissa Lemoine