Bark in the Park draws crowd
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Bark in the Park
London Human Society volunteers will be busy helping the more than 2,000 dog owners and their four-legged friends during the 29th annual Bark in the Park Festival, on Sunday (June 2).
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London Community News
By Sean Meyer/London Community News/Twitter: Newswriter22
Scorching temperatures on Sunday (June 10) didn’t keep local dogs owners from bringing their furry family members out to Steve Plunkett’s estate for the 28th annual Bark in the Park.
Held for years at Greenway Park, this year’s festival took part on the grounds of the Plunkett estate, which was filled with a wide variety of events. The festivities began at 10 a.m. and ran until 3 p.m. with closing ceremonies and the announcement of various prize winners.
Nature walks, dock diving, an off-leash pond, vendors and doggie activity stations ran throughout the day while Melissa Millett, owner of In Dogs We Trust and host of Doggy House Calls, on Rogers TV, hosted a variety of games at festival’s main stage. The Middlesex Agility Club also held demonstrations and races at several points during the day.
Organizers for the annual London Humane Society said up to 2,000 people — and their pets — were expected to attend the fundraiser, which supports the organization’s ongoing efforts.
The London Humane Society receives no government money and Bark in the Park is its largest annual fundraiser. The goal for this year, according to organizers, was to raise $85,000. The London Humane Society is still accepting Bark in the Park donations. For more information, phone 519-451-0630 for visit www.londonhumanesociety.ca.
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