August 28, 2017

2017 Santa Cruz County Fair Big Creek and Graniterock Team Again

Sept. 6, 2017

For Immediate Release


Michelle Overbeck

(831) 466-2425

[email protected]

Win the backyard your dog’s always dreamed about

Davenport - All dogs dream of their own backyard.

Big Creek and Graniterock are teaming up to give away a landscaped dog run for one lucky pooch.

The “Doggy Dream Backyard” will be raffled off for charity at the Santa Cruz County Fair with funds from ticket sales going to Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Teen Kitchen Project and Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

All three nonprofits are excited for the fundraiser.

"Teen Kitchen Project is grateful to be a recipient of the raffle funds from the Big Creek Lumber and Graniterock Doggy Dream Backyard raffle. Funds from this raffle will go towards providing meals for those in the community suffering from critical illness as we work to build a healthier Santa Cruz County together, one meal at a time,” stated Angela Farley, Founder and Executive Director.

“Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is thrilled to be included as a beneficiary of Big Creek and Graniterock’s Doggy Dream Backyard raffle. Funds raised will help provide medical care for the senior dogs who come into our program,” stated Carrie Broecker, Co-founder of Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

“I want to end homelessness – and I am here to do just that. Find a place to plug in – and end homelessness. We’re honored to be recipients of this fundraiser and this will help us with our goals.” Kimberly Ferm, Executive Director.

This is the second year Big Creek Lumber and Graniterock have partnered at the Santa Cruz County Fair to raise money for charity.

The Doggy Dream Backyard will be displayed at the Graniterock and Big Creek Lumber fair booths Sept. 13 -17, located just before the livestock area.

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10, with all proceeds going to your selected charity. Visit www.santacruzcountyfair.com.

Big Creek Lumber

Big Creek Lumber Company has been in business since 1946 and remains one of the few family-owned lumber companies in the state. The McCrary family has lived and worked on the Central Coast for seven generations. The company currently operates a sawmill, wholesale sales department, five lumber yards, a forestry department, and a logging operation. Big Creek has a long history of practicing superior and sustainable forest stewardship - growing, selectively harvesting and milling California redwood and Douglas fir. For more Information on Big Creek Lumber, its products and lumber yards, please visit www.big-creek.com


Graniterock is a private, family-owned company that was founded Feb. 14, 1900. Graniterock has operations in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, Aromas, Felton, Oakland, San Jose, Redwood City and South San Francisco. The company supplies high-quality construction materials and its Construction Division is a significant regional heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airports and private commercial and residential projects. To learn more please visit www.graniterock.com

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services has served the community for thirty-four years. PVSS owns and operates a 90-day Emergency Shelter for women and children, and a total of nineteen other housing units used predominantly 1-2-year Transitional Housing for homeless families. In 2009, consistent with the national move toward permanent housing solutions for homeless families, PVSS utilized four of these units for Permanent Housing for homeless families. In 2011, in response to a growing need in the community – to units were repurposed Emergency Shelter Annexes for families with males over the age of twelve, and for single fathers with children. To learn more, please visit http://pvshelter.org/

Teen Kitchen Project

The Teen Kitchen Project is a nonprofit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook delicious and nourishing food. The meals they prepare are delivered to individuals and families who are in crisis due to a life-threatening illness like cancer. We serve families in Santa Cruz County, California.

The teens gain skills in cooking healthy food, learn about the impact of their food choices, and are offered an opportunity to build connections through community service. The Teen Kitchen Project operates on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, out of commercial kitchens in Soquel and Watsonville, California. We are supported through donations from the community. To learn more, please visit http://www.teenkitchenproject.org/

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast. We find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. We also provide volunteer and financial assistance so seniors can keep their pets with them as long as possible. In addition, we make pre-arrangements to take in dogs should their guardians become unable to care for them. To learn more, please visit http://www.peaceofminddogrescue.org/index.php