Barnesville man wins Grey Hound Hustle
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Adam Bahrey was the overall winner of the Greyt Hound Hustle.
Adam Bahrey of Barnesville was the winner in the Greyt Hound Hustle, hosted by Pocono Greyhound Adoption.
The 5K Run/Walk was held June 7 at the Tuscarora State Park in Barnesville to promote greyhound awareness and adoption.
This year's race was "In Memory of Ren," a greyhound adopted by Tammy Fatzinger and her family of Quakake.
Ren developed cancer shortly after being adopted. The loss was devastating to the Fatzinger family.
Tammy, a volunteer and foster parent for Pocono Greyhound Adoption, and her son Jordynn, a recent graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a member of the cross country team decided to honor Ren by organizing the 5K Run.
Tammy and Jordynn were assisted by Craig and Kim Shide, also volunteers for Pocono Greyhound Adoption.
Fifty-one men, women and children signed up for the race with three of the children participating in a one-mile fun run.
Several greyhounds walked with their adopters.
Ray Waugh of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and his greyhound, Bella, were the first dog and adopter pair to cross the finish line.
Runners were invited to meet the greyhounds before and after the race.
The Shide's foster, whose track name is Tide Dirt went to his forever home on Saturday.
Pocono Greyhound Adoption is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to educating the public about retired racing greyhounds and finding homes for retired racers.
All of the organizations greyhound's are fostered in private homes and taken to local Meet and Greets to meet potential adopters.
Pocono Greyhound Adoption works with adopters on getting their new family members settled into their new homes.
Information concerning greyhound adoption can be found at www.Poconogreyhound.org or by calling 570- 856-0377.