'Elvis' to sing for BARk fundraiser

Christopher Dornblaser
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  • BARk will be holding a fundraising event in Lower Windsor, featuring Elvis impersonator Mike Albert.
  • Tickets must be purchased by May 15.

In June, BARk, an animal response crew in West York will get a little fundraising help from The King of Rock and Roll.

Obviously, the long-dead legend Elvis Presley won't be coming to town, but Mike Albert, well-known Presley impersonator, will be taking the stage.

"He's unbelievable — he looks like him, he acts like him, he sings like him," Shelley Metzler, founder of BARk, said.

At 3 p.m. June 17, Albert will perform at the Lower Windsor Community Center, 2425 Craley Road. All proceeds will go to the organization and the animals that they help throughout the year. Tickets cost $35, and they must be purchased by May 15.

Metzler said this fundraiser is the biggest one BARk has held. Tickets may be purchased here.

One hundred tickets must be sold for the concert to be held, but Metzler said she's hoping for more than 100 people to show up.

"I would love to have 500," she said, adding that the venue can hold 1,090 people.

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About BARk:  BARk is a volunteer-run organization based in West York that responds to emergencies involving any animal that is lost, stolen, found or hurt during a fire, car crash or abuse.

Additionally, the organization donates pet items such as food, bowls and leashes to people who might need them.

“It’s a service to the borough and the county," Metzler said.

The organization runs fundraisers throughout the year.

New building: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6, the organization will hold a grand opening for its new building at 1700 W. Philadelphia St. West York Police's newest K9, Detective Prince, will be there for the event.

Mayor Shawn Mauck, York County commissioners Doug Hoke and Chris Reilly, as well as York County Economic Alliance CEO Kevin Schreiber are expected to attend.

For more information on BARk, check its website.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.