The Aiken SPCA is organizing an event that would appeal to any party animal.

Lana-Paw-Looza: Twilight Walk for Animals will be held on Sept. 21, and teams are forming now to raise funds that will benefit the nonprofit.

The event is in honor of SPCA volunteer Lana Dyer, who passed away earlier this year, said Chrissey Miller, event organizer and SPCA development director.

“Lana was one of those volunteers that understood our mission on a more than scratch-the-surface level,” Miller said. “I think that made her especially good at her volunteer tasks, and is just one of the many reasons we, at the SPCA, miss her so much.”

Miller said the SPCA has conducted a walk for animals for several years and decided to elaborate more on that event to celebrate Dyer’s life, especially since she primarily volunteered as a walker and trainer.

“And following with a throw-down celebration is sort of reflective of Lana’s enthusiasm and bubbly nature,” Miller said.

The event will be held at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, and begins at dusk with the twilight walk. The path will be lined with luminaries and lights strung in the trees.

Teams are organizing to participate in the walk and raise funds.

A minimum of $25 must be raised to participate, and the fee will cover admission to the Bark-a-rita-ville party held after the walk. Whoever raises the most money could win a 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 from Whole House Audio and Digital, Miller said.

Bark-a-rita-ville will include a variety of themed booths that will have matching adult beverages and food samples. Participants with the best booth win a Great Smoky Mountains get-away sponsored by Rod and Lisa Burch.

A silent auction will also be held during the party.

Before the party, children and teenagers from the ages 6 to 18 are invited to decorate a square of the event dance floor. Registration is $10, and chalk will be provided. Prizes for the best drawing will be given out for three age categories.

Attendees who don’t participate in the walk can buy tickets at the gate for $25.

Booth spaces are still available; contact Miller at

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