Dawg Days set for June 15
Planners aim to draw out, mingle residents
June 06. 2012 11:12AM
To kick off the summer in Baltic, the community will come together for its annual weekend event June 15-17, Dawg Days, which will include more children’s activities and a free street dance, among other new items.
Jason Pittmann, who organizes the event with the assistance of an “outstanding group of committed volunteers” said that Dawg Days is important for Baltic, as it’s the town’s sole citywide celebration each year.
“It is an excellent opportunity for all of our residents to come out and enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “Even though Baltic is a small town, many people simply do not have the opportunity to cross paths otherwise. This is a great way to get everyone – a.k.a., all ages – involved.”
In its sixth annual incarnation, one Dawg Days event will also make use of the school’s new track complex with a “Children’s Track Meet.”
“We believe this will be a great opportunity for people to get personally involved in a Dawg Days event and at the same time ‘break in’ and ‘show off’ our new facility,” Pittmann said.
The event organizer also said that last year’s Friday night barbeque and outdoor movies proved popular items on the schedule, so he anticipates even better turn out this time around.
Additions to this year’s schedule versus last year’s are the free entrance element to the street dance, as well as upgraded children’s entertainment, as Phil Baker will be performing twice on Saturday afternoon and Ditzy the Clown will have a set from noon to 4 p.m. that same day.
A full schedule of events during Baltic Dawg Days is posted on the city website (Baltic.govoffice.com) under “News and Events.”