August 7-13, 2022

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Intl. Assistance Dog Week

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Kinston, NC Service Dog Awareness Day

Team Darlene Thomas and SD Storm Spread Awareness

When: Friday, August 13, 10:30am
Where: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Main Entrance, 100 Airport Rd. Kinston, NC 28501

Team Darlene Thomas and SD Storm will be holding a service dog awareness press conference at the main entrance to Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC.

She will be presenting a brief overview of what a service dog is, what a service dog does, and what to do and not to do when coming in contact with one.

There will be a proclamation signing in honor of National Assistance Dog Week.

Attendees will include vice president of the hospital, Bill Lease; County Chairman, George Graham; members of  the Sheriff’s Department, the Fire Marshall, members of Greene Lamp, reporter G. Gerber from the Kinston Free Press, and reporters from News 9 WNCT, and News 12 WCTI.

This event is being held as an effort to spread awareness about  these amazing dogs and the lives they change.

Open to the public at no charge.  Please come join us!

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