Bark in the Park rescheduled to Aug. 11

Natalie and Logan Tidwell pose with Paw Patrol just before the event was canceled on June 23.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - While rain was not enough to put a hold on the Bark in the Park event on June 23, unfortunately, the lightning was.

The event has been rescheduled to August 11, 2018, at the Mike Gilbreath Memorial Park in Double Springs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Lippert Components, Inc. sponsored the new event as a benefit fundraiser for Free State Four Paws. 

There will be several ways to participate in the event. A seminar will be given on grooming by Jeremy Glenn and Debbie Clower. Also, there will be seminars on obedience training and on fleas and ticks.

Some of the vendors will be Blue Door Bakery, Stormin Photoz Portraits, Usborne Books & More and  Bama Bully Rescue for adopting bulldogs. Other stations will include a vendor for collars, cornhole tournament, a cooling station for pets and Lippert will be doing a dog wash. Stormin Photoz will be doing portraits of your pets.

All pets will need to be on a leash and over six months of age.

T-shirts with a new logo will be available for purchase as well.

Free State Four Paws is looking for more vendors. Vendor applications can be found on the Facebook page “FSFP Bark in the Park” or you can contact Kerrie Lewis at 205-272-1380 for more information. Vendor fees are $20 for a 10 X 10 booth.

Free State Four Paws is Winston County’s only non-profit animal rescue. Their mission is to reduce the overpopulation, abuse and neglect of domestic animals in Winston County and to serve the communities by educating and encouraging responsible pet ownership, with emphasis on the need for spay and neutering.

“I am so excited,” said Kerrie Lewis, volunter with FSFP. “The response we’ve gotten with vendors and sponsors is overwhelming! FSFP could not operate with the community’s assistance. And with this upcoming event, the community has showed out with their response. We hope to make this an annual event for years to come.”

With the outpouring of support from Winston County, I have no doubt that we will succeed with those plans,” she continued.

Dogs are encouraged to bring their humans to the event.

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