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Fall Festival benefits Canine Partners for Life

09/14/2023 11:45AM ● By Richard Gaw

Canine Partners for Life (CPL) will hold the annual Fall Festival featuring cow bingo on Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon  to 4 p.m. at CPL’s campus at 334 Faggs Manor Road in Cochranville. Gather the entire family for an afternoon of free fun to learn how service and companion dogs transform lives. 

Start off your afternoon by meeting puppies at the ever-popular puppy kissing booth, touring the kennel, playing games in the Family Fun Zone or watching a service dog demonstration. When you’re ready for lunch, you can grab a meal or snack from a variety of food trucks and enjoy a refreshing drink from one of our beverage vendors. There will also be CPL mission booths with opportunities to meet current graduates, a variety of vendors, music and more.

Janie Cramer, CPL’s executive director said, “Our Fall Festival is a great opportunity to learn more about our life-changing mission, meet graduates and service dogs in training and support local vendors and food trucks. This is one of my favorite days of the year, as I look forward to connecting with longtime supporters, graduates and volunteers, and meeting new friends from our community. We have activities for all members of the family so gather everyone together and join us on Sept. 16.”

The day ends with cow bingo, which is a game of chance that pits your luck against the cow. The cow will be released at 3 p.m., and whichever square the cow heeds the call of nature on will be the lucky winner of $5,000. Tickets are $10 each, squares are randomly assigned and chances are 1 in 3,000. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by cash, check or Venmo! The winner does not need to be present to win. 

This event is rain or shine. All parking will be on site, at the CPL campus. Accessible parking is available. Personal pets are not permitted. To learn more or purchase Cow Bingo tickets, visit CPL’s website or Facebook page. There is no admission fee, however, donations are always appreciated and benefit CPL’s mission to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities or who are in other situations of need. 

About Canine Partners for Life

Since 1989, Canine Partners for Life has placed more than 800 service and companion dogs nationwide and provides support to more than 150 active teams and 60 to 80 service dogs in training. CPL is a leader in the assistance dog industry and is proud to be an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.