Leadership Aberdeen project raises $20k+ for Aberdeen Area Humane Society

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Months and months after originally scheduled, the longest ever running Leadership Aberdeen class is closer to wrapping up its project.

The group’s online photo contest – Hub City Hound – wrapped up October 11. The class had an original goal of $30,000 – the contest raised just over $22,600.

And the winning hounds were:

  • First place – Diamond, Jenna Grossenburg; 3,175 votes
  • Second place – Max, Todd Forkel; 2,496 votes
  • Third place – Tank, Katie Schreurs; 1,500 votes

The top dog has earned the title of Hub City Hound and will be featured on the front of Dakota Territory Brewery’s Pup’toberfest. The second and third place dogs will be featured on the back of the label. Each will also earn naming rights for a room or kennels at the new facility.

Additionally, the top 12 dogs will be featured on the 2021 Aberdeen Area Humane Society calendar. Pet owners can also purchase days for their pets’ birthdays, adoptionversaries and more! (Visit http://anewleashonlife.net/calendarcontest.) The Leadership Aberdeen class will notify the Top 12.

Soon, the Leadership class will be helping Dakota Territory Brewing label its Pup’toberfest with the photos of the winning hounds. Look for the limited edition brew soon after. Proceeds from beer sales will also benefit the Aberdeen Area Humane Society’s building campaign.

The 2020 Leadership Aberdeen class and the Aberdeen Area Humane Society would like to thank those that entered their four-legged pals and/or voted, as well as the generous sponsors and employers.

The class graduated on Oct. 1.

For more information on the contest, visit www.gogophotocontest.com/HubCityHound. For more details on the Aberdeen Area Humane Society’s building campaign, visit anewleashonlife.net/building.