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Dogs Rule at Schweitzer Environmental Center

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your favorite canine to the Schweitzer Open House as we welcome dogs into this special home in a once a year event sponsored by the Friends of the Fox River.

Our namesake, Emily Schweitzer, a distant relative of Albert Schweitzer, raised Irish Setters in the kennel behind the house. She loved her dogs dearly, bought them the best cuts of meat and made their dog food, air-conditioned the kennel (but not the house), and buried the dogs in the woods behind the house; each dog has its own personal grave marker. When Emily died at 89 years of age in 2001, she was the oldest member of the Irish Setter Club of America.

Refreshments served. Email foxpathorg@aol.com  for more information.

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Date:
August 12
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Schweitzer Environmental Center
16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road
West Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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Website:
http://schweitzerhouse.com/