KEYSER - A howlin' good time is expected June 15 as Mineral County Bark for Life gets underway once again at Keyser's Brooks Park.
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A howlin’ good time is expected June 15 as Mineral County Bark for Life gets underway once again at Keyser’s Brooks Park.
Hosted by the Mineral Daily News Tribune and chaired by staff writer Barbara High, Bark for Life is a chance for all those dog moms and dads out there to partner up with their furbabies and help raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Bark for Life is the News Tribune’s team participating in Mineral County Relay for Life, which will follow on the canine event’s heels on the next Saturday, June 22.
Bark for Life gets underway at 10 a.m. June 15 at the big pavilion at Brooks Park, and will feature all sorts of fun contests (Best Dressed and Best Wagging Tail were two of the favorites last year!), games, prizes and raffles.
A dog show will be the highlight of the event, and those attending with their furry friends are encouraged to dress them up in their finest for the parade around the park.
Area businesses and individuals are donating a number of prizes for pet- and human-friendly gift baskets to be raffled off, and some of the prizes include dog toys, gift certificates and more. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and more.
Tickets for the raffles will be sold at both Bark for Life and Relay for Life, and the winners will be pulled and announced at the conclusion of Relay.
In addition, participants may do their own fund raising prior to Bark for Life, and bring the money to Bark for Life that day. The dog raising the most money will receive a medal. First, second and third place are available.
A Bark for Life team may consist of one adult and one or two dogs, and the registration fee is $15. That will include a t-shirt for the human and bandanas for the dogs.
All dogs must be kept on a leash and under control.
Registration forms are available at the News Tribune office, and will be posted soon on Facebook.