As a client of Kasmann Insurance, you’ve probably met and/or worked with Shannon Kasmann. The agency featured an article about her a few months ago in which she joked that her other full-time job is as an animal advocate and volunteer. Shannon has been proudly serving as a volunteer with Columbia’s Second Chance for over 15 years and has worked at their annual Paws in the Park event for a decade, or more.
Because of Shannon and Bill Kasmann’s love for animals, Kasmann Insurance Agency is once again a proud sponsor of Second Chance’s 13th Annual Paws in the Park! The event will be held over two days this year, on October 15-16 at Stephens Lake Park from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Second Chance’s mission is to rescue and rehome homeless pets in our community. Their “Adopt Foster Educate” motto will be evident throughout this year’s event. They introduced a walking information tour a few years ago, and it will be expanded this year. There will also be opportunities for visitors to “Ask the Trainer” and “Ask the Vet”.
In addition to education, you’ll also have lots of fun! The Dock Dog Diving competition will, for the first time, be held in the lake, and everyone is excited to have Big Muddy Dock Dogs added, and the animals and their people loved it! That area will be expanded this year and will have a few games for those who don’t bring their animals out to the park. As in years past, there will be a 5K run on Sunday, plenty of food vendors and lots of business vendors, as well. A community supported silent auction will start on Saturday morning and end with a live auction component on Sunday afternoon. Second Chance is actively seeking handmade items or opportunities for experiences for their auction.
Every agent at Kasmann Insurance Agency loves animals and is a proponent of adopting rescued pets. Bill and Shannon each enjoy living in Columbia, Missouri and find it essential to give back to this great community. Along with sponsoring several other local events, they are honored to support Paws in the Park each year. You’ll often find the Kasmann logo associated with the 5K that begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 16th, and on the walking informational tour mentioned above. You can usually bet on running into Shannon while you are there, but you may see our other agents, as well. Come out to Stephens Lake Park to enjoy some furry inspired fun and say hello if you see a member of the Kasmann team!
Information courtesy of the Paws in the Park located at their Facebook page.