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Bark in the Park set for Saturday

September 19, 2011

HAGERSTOWN —  The fourth annual Bark in the Park will be Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown’s City Park. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

The Jaycees of Hagerstown will hold its inaugural 5K Fun Run starting in City Park in the west pavilion at 8:30 a.m. The Jaycee Dog Jog begins at 9:15 a.m. winding through City Park and the Jonathan Hager House grounds.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Pastor Jerry Lowans from St. Matthews and Washington Square United Methodist Churches, will give a Blessing of the Animals. The Paws on the Path walk around the Jonathan Hager House will be after the blessing and the demonstrations and games begin immediately following.

The day will be filled with games, vendors, demonstrations and rescue groups. Games will be bobbing for hot dogs (canines only), musical sit, owner-dog look alike, best tail wager, best vocalist and my dog’s got talent. Demonstrations will be given by the K9 Units from the Hagerstown City Police Department and Rene Napier of Corporal Punishment Flyball.

Custom designed T-shirts are available to the first 40 registrants. Custom designed tote bags are being donated by Longmeadow Animal Hospital. They will be available to all registered participants. Supplies are limited.

Sponsors for the event are Central Dawgma and the Dawg Wash, Longmeadow Animal Hospital, RBC Wealth Management, B-PWSITV: Training for Dogs and their People, 4-Legged Friends Pet Service, LLC, The Law Office of Arthur Schneider PC, Dog Gone Groomin’ & Dog Gone Walkin’ of Hagerstown, The Columbia Bank, Sir Angus and Eleanor Lakin, Jack Corderman, Peaceable Pastures and Peaceable Paws.

Sponsors for walking adoptable shelter dogs are The Law Office of Arthur Schneider PC, Dog Gone Groomin’ & Dog Gone Walkin’, Antietam Valley Animal Hospital and The Baltimore Life Companies.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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