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K9s at the Ville at outdoor display with several 4 Paws dogs

Puppies, Prizes and Pizza: Pupperoni Night Returns Nov. 12

by Brendan Rowland, Student Public Relations Writer

Celeste Kimmel, K9s at the Ville’s vice president and treasurer, with her service dog in training, Humble.Cedarville University’s student organization K9s at the Ville will host its annual fundraising event, Pupperoni Night, on Friday, Nov. 12. It is open to both students and the public and will be held in the Stevens Students Center (SSC) event rooms from 6-8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 in advance at SSC tables or $8 at the door.

“Pupperoni Night is a fun-filled event with puppies, prizes, and pepperoni pizza,” K9s at the Ville president Mckenzie Brittenham from Millbury, Ohio, said. “Besides dogs and dinner, there will be desserts, beverages, raffle prizes, and a trivia game.”

All proceeds will go to K9s at the Ville’s partner, 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia, Ohio, a nonprofit organization with the mission of raising and training service dogs for children with disabilities and veterans with limb or hearing injuries.

The student organization not only hosts Pupperoni Night, but its members also volunteer on-site in Xenia in groups and individually and are currently helping raise two service dogs, Humble and Chariot.

“The first service dog I trained went to a little boy with seizures,” Brittenham said. “It helped him to stabilize and to be able to do things he would have struggled with otherwise.”

Each year, K9s at the Ville seeks to donate $1,000 to 4 Paws for Ability, and Pupperoni Night is a big part of the effort. “It supports our organization’s service, and it’s simply a lot of fun,” Brittenham added.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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