By Natalie Nohr | Contributor
Roll those cars out of their parking spaces and head to the west Odle parking lot for a car wash and time with puppies on Saturday from 12-2:30 p.m. A car wash is $2, with puppy time included. The cost for just petting the puppies is $1. All proceeds from the Wash a Whip and Pet a Pup event will go to the Grant County Humane Society.
The mission of the Grant County Humane Society is to protect the lives of animals by providing them with safe homes, according to the Humane Society website.
"We chose to give the benefits to the Humane Society because we wanted to repay them for helping us out and for the work that they do in helping distressed animals," said sophomore Grant Ortmann.
Ortmann and sophomores Joe Schuette, Wyatt Shanks and Kory Orellana created the event for their Management Analysis and Practices course, taught by business professor Jeffrey Sherlock. Ortmann says that the planning and preparation for the event has gone smoothly so far and that everyone has contributed in their own way.
When deciding what kind of event to do for their management project, Schuette said they wanted to do something community-oriented that was also enjoyable.
"Looking around, we saw a need in dirty cars and unhappy people," Ortmann said.
Schuette said that they would like for members of the community to attend the event as well.
There will be six to eight volunteers washing vehicles and nine puppies with their mother attending the event. The puppies are from the Grant County Humane Society.
"This is an event (that) when you're looking back at your time here (at Taylor), you'll remember," Schuette said.