On Saturday, July
15, the Duneland Business Initiative Group will sponsor Bark in the Park,
from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton.
Owners and pooches
who bear a physical resemblance to each other, anyone who can do a good
Lassie-bark and all dogs that know some old tricks are invited to join in.
Brush that coat,
and polish those nails and put the best paw forward to vie for valuable
prizes in fun contests that will run from Noon -1:00 p.m. on the west side
of the Bandstand. There will be four contests: Best Dressed Dog, Owner-Dog
Look Alike, Best Trick, and Best Human Barkers (adults and kids!).
No registration is
necessary, and contests are free to enter. Contest prizes are provided by
Chesterton Feed and Garden and the Duneland Business Initiative group.
Both canines and
kids will have a blast splashing and looking for the lucky duck in the Duck
Hunt game, where every player will win a prize.
Stop by the
PawCasso booth, where your pooch can paint a masterpiece just for you.
pet-friendly day in the park, visit booths featuring local shelters, and
regional pet rescue organizations, specialized pet services in the area, and
pet merchandise and treats.
Many water bowls
will be placed around the park. A special water mist area will be available
at the southeast end of the park for overheated hounds and humans.
There will always
be something going on, so come on out to the park for some doggone good fun!