Raising Cane’s hosts carnival
By PAMELA GRANT
To celebrate the 6-month anniversary of the Raising Cane’s Dog Park, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers hosted a carnival outside of their Copperas Cove location.
The Raising Cane’s Carnival started at 1 p.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. Saturday. Families were invited to play games, get their faces painted, enjoy a free snow cone, get their picture taken with the inflatable Cane, dance to the music, or play with various sports-themed inflatables. Participants who participated in every activity and completed their activity cards could redeem them for a fun prize. Prizes included notebooks, pens, playing cards, puzzles, football keychains, stress balls, and more.
LeeAnn Ray, area leader of marketing, said that the Raising Cane’s Carnival was a way for them to celebrate the 6-month anniversary of their dog park as well as a good way to interact with the community.
“It’s a way to reach the community with some fun, so we thought what better way than a carnival in our parking lot,” said Ray. “We just wanted them to have a fun day.”
Ray said that she hoped that members of the community would be able to have lots of family-friendly fun while enjoying Raising Cane’s “one love”, their cravable chicken fingers.
Pet welfare is one of the five pillars that Raising Cane’s seeks to support and supporting the city’s dog park was a prime way for them to do so. She said that many people have been posting pictures of their pups at the dog park on their Facebook page.
The dog park inspired Ray to create a sweepstakes contest where people were asked to take a picture of their dog in front of their Cove location and add the tag #CoveDogParkSweepstakes. The winner will receive free Raising Cane’s for a year.
“Every time I go over [to the dog park], there are tons of dogs there,” said Ray.
“They seem to be enjoying it,” said John Frasier who brought his children Roc (5) and Avyn (8) Frasier to the event. “It’s an afternoon of fun.”
The two children were both excited by the face paintings they received, and Roc looked forward to playing the soccer inflatable game.
“It’s summer and we wanted to do something fun,” said Tiffany Guevara who brought four of her children to the event. “They love Raising Cane’s and were excited to come…It’s great to see them supporting the community the way that they do.”
Because of recent ongoing construction in the area, those going to Raising Cane’s are advised to enter Raising Cane’s through the rear entrance of their parking lot.