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Bicycle raffle will support pet rescue

Blackbird’s Bowl working with Grand Schwinn Cyclery, offers Stiletto Chopper

Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 9:56 a.m. CDT

Win that bike in Blackbird’s window.

Stroll past Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods and More, located at 221 Liberty St., in downtown Morris, and take a peek at the stellar Stiletto Chopper bicycle in the window. Then go inside and purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win it and support a great cause with your purchase.

Until the end of August — or until enough tickets are sold — Blackbird’s Bowl will sell raffle tickets for the Stiletto Chopper in the window, courtesy of Grand Schwinn Cyclery in Downtown Morris. Tickets are $5 each and the net proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the pet rescue As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue.

Stop by today and pick up your tickets before it’s too late.

“It is a passion of ours at Blackbird’s Bowl to support established pet rescues and their missions,” said Sara Martinez of Blackbird’s Bowl. “I am excited to have an awesome raffle prize to give away and help support the Golden Retrievers in need at the same time.

About Good as Gold

As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois is a member-based, volunteer-supported organization that rescues, cares for, and re-homes Golden Retrievers and golden mixes.

In addition, the organization educates the public about responsible dog ownership at more than 150 Meet & Greets a year.

As Good As Gold celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 15, and was recently selected to receive the Golden Retriever Club of America’s 2012 Starfish Award. The Starfish Award recognizes Golden Retriever rescues and rescue volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the rescue community.

About Blackbird’s Bowl

Blackbird’s Bowl offers a unique pet boutique experience providing a 100 percent natural and wheat-free store,, plus an entire line of wellness supplements in its Apawthecary.

Blackbird is dedicated to developing its very own unique grain- and gluten-free recipes that include treats and handcrafted canine cupcakes. The non-food items in the boutique offer a portfolio of U.S.-made, eco-friendly, and locally made finds.

Blackbird’s Bowl is versed in holistic pet wellness consulting for progressive animal guardians and they enjoy working one-on-one with proactive clients wanting to transition to a higher quality nutritional protocol.

The store can also help clients that are dealing with allergies and other frustrating imbalances that create disharmony within the animal and the entire household.

For information on Blackbird’s Bowl or the raffle benefiting As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue, contact Sara Martinez at (815) 941-9311 (store), (630) 740-2603 (mobile), sara@blackbirdsbowl.com or visit the website at www.blackbirdsbowl.com.

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