2017 Illinois Waddle
THE BASH
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

11:00 AM
  •   REGISTRATION AND MAIN ENTRANCE OPENS FOR ALL  
  •    ALL VENDORS OPEN
  •    $1 RAFFLE OPEN FROM 11:00 - 3:30 PM

SOCIAL BASSETS AND BASSET MIXES ALLOWED OFF LEASH

11:15 AM
  •  "WELCOME HOME!" - LARRY LITTLE, GABR PRESIDENT &
        EMMY  LITTLE, WADDLE CHAIRMAN     
  •  INTRODUCTION OF STAGE ANNOUNCER - STAN KNUDSON
  •  ANNOUNCEMENTS

11:30 AM
  •  INTRODUCTION OF FOSTER DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION
  •  FOSTER DOGS PLAY MUSICAL HOOPS
  •  ADOPTIONS OPEN FROM 12:00 - 4:30  
  •  MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO SEPT. 10, 2017



12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM
  • PLAY BINGO UNDER THE BIG TENT
  • CARNIVAL  GAMES OPEN FOR ALL AGES – SATURDAY ONLY

12:45 PM
  •  CHECK-IN FOR "THE GREAT AMERICAN BASSET RACE" AT
    THE GAME TENT
  •  CHECK-IN FOR BEST TRICK – LIMITED ENTRIES

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  •  THE GREAT AMERICAN BASSET RACE - HEATS 1,2 & 3   
    WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON STAGE
  •  MEASURING STARTS FOR LONGEST EARS CONTEST
    UNDER GAME TENT 1:00-4:30
  •  BEST TRICK CONTEST ON STAGE
  •  THE GREAT AMERICAN BASSET RACE - HEATS 4,5 & 6
    WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON STAGE

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  •  PLAY BINGO

3:00 PM
  •  KING AND QUEEN CORONATION

3:30 PM
  •  FINAL RACE - WINNERS OF EACH HEAT RACE FOR TROPHY
  •  $1 RAFFLE CLOSES

4:00 PM - 5:00
  •   PLAY BINGO

4:30 PM
  •   PUT ALL DOGS ON LEASH
  •   RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
  •   WINNER OF LONGEST EARS ANNOUNCED ON STAGE

5:00 PM
  •   RINGING OF THE BELLS
THE ILLINOIS WADDLE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
PLEASE CHECK YOUR ARRIVAL TIMES SO YOU DON'T MISS ANYTHING  
ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH
10:00 AM
  •    Registration Opens
  •    All Booths Open

10:15 AM
  •    Check In Time For Contests At Games Tent

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  •    Best Costume Contest - Carnival Theme
  •    Best Decorated Wagon
  •    Best Howl – For Seniors Only  - 8 yrs +

12:00 Noon
  •    Star Spangled Banner
  •    Blessing Of The Dogs - Jeff Jackson
  •    $1 Raffle Closes

12:20 PM
  •    Line up Along Waddle Way

12:45 PM
  •     Start Waddling

1:45 PM
  •    Return To GABR Park & Receive “I Waddled” Button
  •    Raffle Winners Posted


FOOD AND DRINKS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE     

VOLUNTEERS RETURN TO GABR BUILDING TO HELP WITH CLEAN UP

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE RETURN HOME

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 20th ILLINOIS WADDLE

OUR 2018 WADDLE IS SEPTEMBER 22ND & 23RD, 2018

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW – THE NASCAR RACE IS NOT ON
THE SAME WEEKEND
Your application must be no older than 6
months prior to the Bash/Waddle weekend.
It's all about the dogs
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Please check the schedules for Waddle Weekend.  Note the new starting time for the Bash.  We don't want you miss anything.  If you are
planning on adopting at the Bash, you'll need to arrive by 11:30 AM to hear the introductions of the foster dogs and watch them play musical
hoops in front of the stage. Adoptions open at noon and go until 4:30. You must be preapproved in order to take home your new
companion. Just go to our website and fill out an adoption application.

To go along with our Carnival theme we'll have a Bingo tent and scheduled times to play.  We'll also have carnival games for kids and adults
on Saturday only. When we're not playing Bingo,or shopping for basset and raffle items, the Bassets will entertain us with races and favorite
tricks. Participants please note the check-in times at the Games Tent.  The King and Queen Coronation will be a highlight of the day.  At the
conclusion we'll honor our loved ones at the Rainbow Bridge.

Sunday's time goes by quickly with the Best Costume, Best Decorated Wagon and Best Howl (for seniors only) before we Waddle. Please
note starting times for contests, line-up and Waddle time!  We don’t want to start without you!
Safe travels and see you soon!

Emmy Little,
Waddle Chairman