Franklin's Friends is excited to present the tenth annual
HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest. We will have a dog walk, doggie costume contest, adoptable pets, and pet-friendly vendors and much more! You better Start planning your costumes now!
October 21, 2023
Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte
We're in complete awe of our Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. Gala! We raised over $248,000 for animal welfare in Central Florida. We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate the event's 10th anniversary!
May 20, 2023
Winter Park Events Center
Franklin's Friends is proud to present the tenth annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest on October 21, 2023 from 9 am to noon at Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte. . Please join us to fundraise for local animal welfare. Last year HOWL-O-WEEN raised over $35,000!
We will have a dog walk, canine costume contest, adoptable dogs, pet-friendly vendors, music and much more! All proceeds will benefit Franklin’s Friends. Denise Ryan from 98.9 WMMO's Morning Show will return to emcee. We expect at least 750 animal lovers will come out and enjoy a morning of fun for the whole family. This is an event not to be missed!
There will be fabulous prizes for top individual fundraisers, top team fundraisers and best costumes!
Franklin's Friends celebrated the tenth anniversary of their "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." gala by raising a record $248,000! Over 250 supporters donned their cocktail attire and came together to support the cause. It was a magical evening to raise money for pets in Central Florida!
WESH2 news anchors Michelle Imperato and Jason Guy returned to emcee, and guests had the opportunity to bid on the chance to have WESH 2 chief meteorologist Tony Mainolfi pour a magnum of champagne for their table. The gala featured fabulous live and silent auctions, inspirational videos, raffles, a wine pull, and a guest appearance by Bali - one of the dogs that ADORE Pet Rescue was able to save due to a grant from Franklin's Friends.
Thank you to all of the sponsors, guests, auction item donors, and volunteers. The event was spectacular - and all proceeds will benefit local animal welfare!
Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for next year's "Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." on May 18, 2024 at the Winter Park Events Center.