Saturday was for the dogs.
The Cottage Grove Brewers Guild hosted a fundraising event at the BrewStation to help raise money for winter upgrades for the dog kennels housed at the city maintanence yard and utilized by the Cottage Grove Police Department.
It was a night of bingo and raffles with $1 from every pint sold going directly to the kennel fund during the event which was dubbed, "Pints for Paws." Prizes for the raffle included a date night at the Village Green Resort dinner for two, Domino's Pizza gift cards, Empire video gift card, two tickets to any performance of Cottage Theatre's next show, "Jekyll and Hyde," gift cards to Stacy's Restaurant, Bochetto Spa, Yamaha, Les Schwab tire alignment, Cottage Bowl, Pinocchio's Pizza and Garden of Ink Tattoo.
Cottage Grove City Councilor Ken Roberts spoke of the event during the Monday, September 25 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. Roberts has been working closely with the Brewers Guild to prep the kennels for the winter weather and was on hand Saturday for the event.
According to Roberts, the group has raised approximately $3,000 and has completed the heated dog bed installation and continues to weatherize the kennels.