Were a dog-loving bunch here in Denver, and Im not ashamed to say that my own pooch is spoiled rotten although hes still well behaved and sweet as can be, which is more than I can say for some children. Vain Salon contains canine devotees after my own heart; every year, they host the Fido Fest, a fundraiser for Freedom Service Dogs, which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to assist people with physical disabilities a noble cause if ever there was one.
Its a block party/street festival, explains Vain Salons Brian Tressler. We have booths selling different items or giving out information about their business; we have some agility demonstrations scheduled; we usually have some demonstrations from people with Freedom Service dogs; dog washes; food; wine tasting a whole smorgasbord of events and things going on. We usually have a DJ and a silent auction on some really cool items.
Money is raised through the silent auctions and a doggie-wash station, which is run by Vain Salon stylists. Fido Fest takes place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Street. For information, call 720-596-4511; visit http://freedomservicedogs.org to learn more about the organization.
Sun., Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2008