10th Annual Greenspring Halloween Pet Parade

Residents and staff will parade over 25 dogs in costume at Greenspring retirement community Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 pm WHAT:The 10th annual Halloween Pet Parade will be held at Greenspring on Saturday, October 20. In years past, the parade venue at Greenspring has been "standing room only," as an audience of Greenspring residents, family, and staff watch a parade of costumed pets prance by! The parade is sponsored by the Dogs of Greenspring resident club at the community. Other local sponsors include Shampooch Mobile Spa, Inc., Felix & Oscar, PetValu, and PetSmart. [caption id="attachment_21539" align="alignleft" width="266"] Resident Freda Burner with one of her Yorkies during the 2011 Pet Parade.[/caption] This year, a special presentation will be made by the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association (VSRDA). According to their website, "VSRDA is a highly skilled volunteer canine search and rescue unit that utilizes specially trained dogs to locate missing persons in wilderness, disaster, human remains and water search and rescue/recovery missions. Each dog/handler team trains for a minimum of one year before becoming operational to insure a professional level of performance." WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2:00 pm WHERE: Greenspring Hunters Crossing Conference Center 7430 Spring Village Drive Springfield, VA 22150 CONTACT: Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or jessica.mckay@erickson.com should you wish to cover the event and/or take photos. The event is open only to media and residents, families of residents, and staff of Greenspring. About Greenspring: Greenspring is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia. The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1405 independent living apartment-style homes. At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average. Life at Greenspring offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community. Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.