Pre-registration by Friday, May 25 guarantees
a goody bag! All meals and t-shirts must be ordered by Friday,
May 25. Any
registrations after May 25 include event access only.
Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption is planning the most ambitious and
exciting Greyhound Gathering
June 20 - 23, 2018, in the heart of
greyhound country Abilene, Kansas. We will be celebrating our greyhounds
and the people that love them. We have added an additional day!!
Wednesday, June 20 will a fun filled afternoon of exploring Abilene,
visiting the antique malls, Old town Abilene, Eisenhower Library, and
the famous carousel. Won't you please join us for the Heart of
America Greyhound Gathering! The event will be held at Sterl Hall,
Abilene's main event venue, and will include many interesting and fun
things to do:
So don't delay - register TODAY!
Information you can use:
- Farm tours (hounds of all ages, including puppies!)
- Greyhound Mosaic Class and Contest
- Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (Thursday evening)
- Jack-A-Lure Demonstration
- National Greyhound Association (NGA) tour
- Greyhound Hall of Fame Open House
- Breakfast at the track! Come watch the greyhounds train to race!
- Guest speakers
- Educational sessions
- Lively panel discussion - ask the greyhound experts!
Wednesday Abilene Old Town Saloon:
- Contests, contests and more contests!
- Lots and lots of games, many involving your hound(s)
- Get the Bunny Egg Hunt
- Crowning of the Kings and Queens
Thursday Night Murder Mystery Dinner Theater:
- Gather with your hounds at the Abilene Old Town Saloon, in the heart
of old Abilene Town. Enjoy an evening of friendship, games, and fun at
the saloon. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area so this will be weather
dependent. The cost is 1 cent per person (paypal requirement) and is for
attendance tracking purposes only. Food and your favorite beverages will
be available to purchase.
Greyhound Mosaic Class and Contest:
- We are devastated to announce that Mayor Joe Possumz death has been
ruled a murder. Who would want to murder the mayor of Elmtown, much less
during the festive Fourth of July Parade, which he grew from a lowly
affair to the extravaganza it is today?
Can you help? Put on
your sleuthing hat and pull out your investigative skills; gather clues
and examine the evidence - help us find justice for Mayor
Cost is $10.00 per
person, which includes dinner. Dinner will be hamburgers, chips, ice
cream sundae bar with all the toppings, and drinks. (Vegetarian option
available) Dogs and audience participation welcome.
Memory Basket Silent
- Make your own greyhound mosaic art piece. Using glass pieces that
match all the popular greyhound coats, you can create a mosaic piece
suitable for hanging, or display on a stand, or laid flat. The
step-by-step instruction you receive will allow you to learn the basic
mosaic technique while turning out an expertly-crafted, one-of-a-kind
piece of art.
Cost is only $25.00 which includes class fee and supplies. A portion of
the proceeds will go directly to Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption.
Packing materials to insure safe delivery home will be furnished or we
are happy to ship them to you after the event with postage being paid by
the creator. Prizes will be awarded to the top three mosaics and contest
winners will be chosen from our class participants!
- Making a Remembrance Basket is your opportunity to share your loving
memories of a very special greyhound with all those attending this greyt
event. This is such a touching way to share with others the wonders of a
greyhound who has been part of your life and has changed your life for
the better. What would you say about your heart greyhound? How would you
tell others about how that greyhound changed your life and how much you
loved him or her? Jot down some notes. Find a greyt photo. Put a basket
together that represents your greyhound. The Memory Basket can be
anything you want it to be. Please include a short biography of your
extraordinary greyhound; don't forget to include a photo. Please email
email@example.com for more information or details.
- We all love to do a little shopping! There will be things to wear
for you and for your hound, artwork, jewelry, and maybe a surprise or
- Greyhounds Make Great Pets will be holding a Memorial Bell Ceremony
on Saturday, June 23 at Sterl Hall to honor the memory of our beloved
departed greyhounds. The Bell Ceremony is a fundraiser for Halfway Home
Names can be added to the list of those
remembered during the GMGP Bell Ceremony for a donation of $5.00 per
name. An individual memorial certificate will be given to each named dog
and each family will receive one memorial coin to commerate this event.
- The Dog Hair Diner will be open to serve your favorite foods -
serving lunch daily
- Banquet meals must be purchased by May 25 for Friday and
- Door prizes
- Bag raffles
- 50/50 drawing
auction and of course . . .
LIVE auction on Saturday afternoon with auctioneer Robert Bacon, an
experience not to be missed, whether or not you bid! We have
numerous one-of-a-kind pieces of racing history, along with
many beautiful greyhound items, JUST FOR YOU!
- Hotel/Motels: Hotel information is located on the registration
- Camping: We have camping facilities at Sterl Hall with or
without electrical hookups. See the registration page for more
Come enjoy four days of family, friends and (of course) hounds
during this event packed with activities for greyhounds and the people
who love them!
We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones
during a gathering of greyhound lovers we hope will be the best Abilene
has ever seen. Not only will you have a great time but the funds raised
during the event will benefit HHGA and help keep farm hounds moving to
See you in June!
Teddy Palmer and Friends of Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption
here to register now!
Questions? Please contact our Event Coordinator (Bec Maier) at
if you have any questions or comments.