Gabelich to host birthday-party fundraiser to benefit dog park

Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host a birthday party for herself that will benefit the Uptown Dog Park at Scherer Park. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7pm to 10pm at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., in Bixby Knolls.
The proceeds from the event will go towards improvements at the Uptown Dog Park, including additional benches and adding decomposed granite as ground cover for the large dog area.
The MP Triple J Band will perform, and guests will also be able to enjoy appetizers from a number of restaurants in Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach.
“I want everyone to come and have a great time at the party, while also helping to raise money for some worthwhile improvements at the Uptown Dog Park,” said Gabelich.
The Uptown Dog Park opened in 2009 at Scherer Park. Continued use of the park has worn away the grass, leaving the large dog area with mostly dirt. Gabelich estimates that the costs for the improvements will be about $25,000.
Tickets for the event are $25 per person, and reservations are required. Additional sponsorship levels are also available. Contributions are tax-deductible and will go to the Long Beach nonprofit group Partners of Parks.
Although the party will ultimately benefit dogs, guests are asked to leave their canine companions at home during the event.
To purchase tickets or get more information, call (562) 570-6685 or visit longbeach.gov/district8.

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