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Petland Hilliard hosts family cookout fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

(Hilliard, OH, October 17, 2016) – In honor of Petland’s national children’s charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Petland located in Hilliard Station on Hilliard-Rome Road is hosting a community cookout and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with family fun for everyone. The staff will be cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs and it doesn’t end there with a very special guest making an appearance!

Hilliard Police Sergeant Doug Lightfoot and his K9 partner, Eros, will be meeting and greeting Petland guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity for kids of any age to come meet a very special canine.

Sergeant Lightfoot and Eros will also be choosing the winner of the pet costume contest. All photos of pets in their costumes must be entered at the store before 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the food sales and a 50/50 raffle will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of their annual Pumpkin Pin-up campaign. Petland in Hilliard will also match all of the money collected for St. Jude on Saturday. Supporters like Petland at Hilliard ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“St. Jude is such a wonderful place to help heal children and their families,” said General Manager Alex Pacheco. “We want to help raise as much money as we can to help support the children that need treatment. The hospital relies on donations, like ours, to help support their research and their care,”

Last year, Petland stores nationwide raised $94,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For more information, please contact Alex Pacheco at (614) 777-5733


Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 48 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right petwith the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.