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Animal shelter benefit planned for Saturday

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – The fifth annual Top Dog fundraiser to benefit Granny Rose Animal Shelter will be Saturday at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.

Doors open at 9 a.m. There is no admission cost. A bags tournament with two-person teams will take place. The B division will start at 10 a.m., with a $50 fee per team. C division will start at 12:30 p.m., with a $30 per-team fee. The A division will start at 3 p.m., with an $80 fee per team. Each player will receive a free tournament shirt and koozie.

Registration can be done Saturday at the lodge. Players are asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes before their division starts. Anyone who does not have a partner will be matched with one.

Registration for a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament will start at 3 p.m., with the tournament beginning at 4 p.m. Call Rudy Rutherford at 815-440-4096 for more information.

A silent auction with signed Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia will take place. Food and drinks will be available. Lasting Impressions DJ Service will provide music.

Tickets will continue to be sold until 5:30 p.m. for a 50/50 raffle. The raffle prize will be half of the proceeds. The other half will go to the shelter. The tickets are $5 each, three for $10, or seven for $20. The drawing will be at 6 p.m, and the winner need not be present to win.

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