Better days for dogs

Lily Barz holds a puppy adopted at last month’s Bloomin’ Bash, a benefit organized each summer by Lisa Giles at her Bunker Hill business, Hillbilly Daylilies. The fourth-annual event brought in $3,335 for the Berkeley County Humane Society’s spay-neuter program. At this year’s Bloomin’ Bash on July 14, visitors gave homes on the spot to five puppies, a dog and two kittens. Giles charges visitors who come to the day-long festival and then earmarks the money for the Humane Society. Besides the chance to help animals and see Giles’ fields of daylilies, the event includes bluegrass bands, gardening workshops and children’s activities such as a rock wall from River Riders. To learn more about Hillbilly Daylilies, call 304-229-6698 or visit the farm at 1105 Giles Mill Road or online (at

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