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    Ashley Park Welcomes Furry Friends at the Fourth Annual Fido Fest

    Fido Fest is safely returning to Ashley Park this year  bringing a day full of experiences for family, friends, and four-legged companions. The  free event is taking place on The Green next to DSW on Saturday, September 18 from  10AM-1PM and will benefit local rescue, Hearts ‘n Homes.  

    Fido Fest features activities for guests and dogs, including: complimentary custom created pet caricatures, a pop-up pet market with pet-themed goodies, food trucks, live entertainment, a pup photo booth, and a 5K Race/1 mile Fun Run kicking-off prior to the  event at 8:30AM. 

    Local vendors at Fido Fest marketplace include: Pet Wants Newnan, Greater Paws  Training, Pet Paradise, Kali.Handcrafted, and more! Courtesy of local DJ and  photobooth, Event Maestro Entertainment, guests will be able to snap a photo with their  furry friend and leave with a printed copy in hand. Other fun activities include pet-friendly  giveaways and a visit from Chase from Paw Patrol. Dogs will be able to cool off at the  doggy splash zone sponsored by local real estate team, Anderson & Associates. 

    “We love partnering with local rescue and non-profit, Hearts ‘n Homes, to raise awareness  to its mission and lend a hand in placing these pups in their forever homes,” said Katie  Stepp, marketing coordinator of Ashley Park.  

    Hearts ‘n Homes will offer on-site dog adoptions. Dora, Jupiter, Star, Daisy, and Virginia are a few of the dogs who will be available for adoption at the event. 

    For those interested in becoming a vendor at the Fido Fest marketplace or participating  in the 5K Race/1 mile Fun Run, please email [email protected] for more  information or visit ashleyparknewnan.com/event/fido-fest

    This event is free to the public and pet friendly. All proceeds raised will be donated  directly to Hearts ‘n Homes. Dogs in attendance must be on a leash or inside their carriers  at all times. 


    Hearts ‘n Homes Rescue is a 501 (c)(3) charity and a licensed animal rescue. Since their  inception in September of 2019, the organization has taken 375 dogs and puppies and  sent over 250 to rescue partners. The organization is dedicated to the homeless dogs of  Coweta County and focuses on the shelter dogs most at risk. Hearts ‘n Home is comprised  of a passionate team of individuals who are dedicated to doing all they can to save  these animals.  


    Ashley Park, a premier 554,364-square-foot, regional open-air center, serves Metro  Atlanta’s burgeoning communities of Newnan and Peachtree City. Dillard’s, Belk, Best  Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble and Regal Cinemas anchor the center, which  was built in phases between 2004 and 2008. Ashley Park’s diverse national and regional  tenant base of more than 50 retailers and restaurants, as well as services and  entertainment, consistently position it as the region’s leading open-air shopping center.  Ashley Park is professionally leased and managed by Bayer Properties, LLC. For more  information, visit ashleyparknewnan.com.  


    Birmingham, Alabama-based Bayer Properties, LLC specializes in developing, leasing,  managing and marketing mixed-use real estate properties nationwide. Bayer Properties  currently owns and/or operates retail and office properties totaling approximately 10  million square feet, such as The Summit in Birmingham, AL, The Forum on Peachtree  Parkway in Peachtree Corners, GA and The Summit in Reno, NV. Most recent 

    developments include The Pizitz Building urban revitalization project in Birmingham, AL.,  and The Summit at Fritz Farm, a mixed-use project in Lexington, KY. For more information,  visit bayerproperties.com.