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Annual White Lake Pet Supplies Plus Block Party June 20

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Caricature artist, hissing cockroaches, dunk tank and free hotdogs highlight annual White Lake Pet Supplies Plus Block Party

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015

Part of proceeds to go to D.A.R.E. and Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford

Caricature artist and professionally-trained animator, Mooshe Nickerson says that she loves Detroit_GT_ad04drawing pets because they aren’t afraid to show their true personalities.  Nickerson will find no shortage of willing subjects at the White Lake Pet Supplies Plus Neighbor Appreciation Block Party on Saturday, June 20, where she will caricature pets and their humans.

Nickerson, of CAREcatures in Livonia (, was a caricature artist for the Detroit and Philadelphia Zoos, and holds a bachelor’s degree in animation and cartooning from Savannah College of Art & Design.   She says that caricatures are all about capturing the true essence of the pet—or person—that is accentuated in their caricature likeness.  Each drawing takes Nickerson three to five minutes and produces an 11 by 17-inch portrait they can take home at no charge, courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus.steele lindbloom ad

The block party will also feature giant hissing cockroaches, a baby alligator, snakes, reptiles and other exotic pets from Turtle Creek Farm, an educational farm and children’s nature camp in Waterford, along with numerous shopper perks—20 percent off pet supplies (excludes sales and clearance); free nail trims for “anything with a paw;” and free hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.  See event schedule for all activities.

“Our neighbors look forward to our block party each year,” says store owner, Addy Shattuck.  “It’s a great way for us to show our appreciation for their business and to support some local charities.  Plus, who doesn’t love a block party?”

Block party guests can test their pitching skills at a store team member dunk tank, make a glass nicholas-schrock-allstateor ceramic ornament courtesy of Ceramics by You, and try their luck at raffles every 30 minutes, for two Weber grills and pet services and supplies courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus including pet grooming, doggie wash,  a three-month supply of dog or cat food,  a doggie bed and more.

Everyone is invited.  Events are scheduled as follows:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                 Store sales, raffles, glass and ceramics, dunk tank and free nail trims for

”anything with a paw”

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                Exotic pet exhibit from Turtle Creek Farm

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.                Free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow conesgallowaycollens1

Noon – 5 p.m.                   Free caricatures

Part of the proceeds from store sales will go to the local chapter of D.A.R.E., a national program for drug abuse resistance education, and Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford, which runs a food pantry for people and pets, and provides emergency food, clothing and assistance to families in need.   Donations for the organizations will also be accepted.

Pet Supplies Plus is at 8020 Cooley Lake Rd. in White Lake.  For more information, go to, follow our blog at  or call 248-360-1400.


About Pet Supplies Plus

At Pet Supplies Plus, we’re crazy for pets, too. With more than 300 locations in 25 states, Pet Supplies Plus is America’s neighborhood pet store. Each location offers a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise all at a great value, allowing customers to spoil their pets even more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff get to know each pet and their owner by name and provide playful store experiences to remind them just how fun it is to own a pet. Pet Supplies Plus stores are large enough to house an incredible variety of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly.


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