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Bark in the Park is Saturday in Chesterton

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The 7th annual Bark in the Park is set for this Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton. Admission is free.

The event is organized and sponsored by Duneland Business Initiative Group.

5K, 1 mi. walk

Start your day early with the 5K Run With the Big Dogs or the 1 mile Stroll. Owners are encouraged to run or walk with their dogs for even more fun.

Registration is from 6-6:45 a.m., and the race begins at 7 a.m. The race will start and end in the Duneland Resale parking lot at 8th & Broadway. Visit for more details, and a registration form, or call Race Director, Paul Stofko, at (970) 214-4203.

Bark in the Park

Can you do a good dog-bark imitation?? Does your old dog know some new tricks? Or, maybe you bear a distinct resemblance to each other? Then brush-up, dress-up and put your best paw forward to vie for valuable prize baskets from Chesterton Feed and Garden in these and more contests from Noon to 1:00 p.m. No registration is necessary, contests are free to enter.

Line up to participate in the following contests: Owner-Dog Look-alike, Best Trick, Best Dressed, Best Human Barker, and more. Contest prizes are provided by Chesterton Feed and Garden, Hot Diggity Dawg, and Dunebig.

Kids & K-9s will have a great time splashing and picking the lucky duck in the Duck Hunt game where every player wins a prize! Or, have Fido personally paint a PawCasso just for you! Games and activities will have a nominal fee.

Enjoy a pet-friendly day in the park, visit with local shelters, and regional pet rescue organizations, learn more about specialized pet services offered in the area, and purchase locally-made pet merchandise and treats.

Local K9 units from Chesterton and Porter will be on hand to demonstrate the abilities of their K9s.

For more information, go to or call Laura at (219) 617-1742.


Posted 7/9/2014