Woofstock – Winner!
The 2020 Winner of Simply the Best Community/Charity Event was Woofstock, put on annually by the Central PA Animal Alliance (CPAA). Woofstock is the largest festival on the east coast for dogs and their humans! It draws a crowd of thousands for this one day festival of fun where hundreds of dogs are able to meet potential adopters. They also have great food, expert speakers and raffles.
Vickie’s Angel Walk – Reader’s Choice
Vickie’s Angel Walk was started in 2003 by Mickie Minnich (2020 Simply the Best Community Activist) to honor his wife, Vickie. Today, it helps support VIckie’s Angel Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity that helps financially support families that are fighting cancer. Vickie’s Angel Foundation was 2020 Reader’s Choice for Best Nonprofit Organization.
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk – Reader’s Choice
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk is done by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Their mission is to raise money to help prevent suicides and change the conversation about mental illness. Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet suicide prevention doesn’t receive anywhere near the funding as other leading causes of death.