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Bark in the Park set for Saturday


Special to The Greenville Standard

Precious (Mollie S.Waters | The Standard)

Her name is Precious and she is old. In fact, no one knows exactly how old she is.

“We were told she was about two or three when we adopted her at Bark in the Park in 2004,” said Precious’s owner Mollie Waters.

“My son Reagan was five at the time of her adoption,” explained Waters, “and he wanted a dog, so we went to Bark in the Park with the intention of getting a pet.”

When the two arrived at the event, they had several dogs from which to select, but ultimately, they added Precious to their family.

“Priscilla Davis was working the adoption that day, and she said Precious, who was already called by that name, was at least two or three years old,” said Waters. “We’ve had her ever since, so she’s somewhere between 15 to 16 years of age. That makes her at least 105 years old in dog years.”

Waters thinks of Precious’ adoption as one of the many success stories Bark in the Park has had over the years.

“It’s a wonderful event,” said Waters. “It gives people an opportunity to get out in the community, to enjoy our downtown, and to spend time with their pets. Plus, this event helps supports the Butler County Humane Society, and who doesn’t want to help our area’s furry friends!”

Bark in the Park is scheduled for this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Confederate Park.

This year’s event will include food, music, contests, prizes, vendors, and much more.

For the children, there will be free face painting, sidewalk chalk art with prizes, bouncy house and slide. The bouncy house and slide are $5 for an all-afternoon bounce.

For pets, there will be a pet parade at 3 p.m. with all entrants winning a prize, but with the top dog winning a prize basket.

Concessions will include pizza, hot dogs, sno-cones, nachos, and other delicacies.

Major Delay will be providing entertainment.

All the proceeds from the event will go to the Butler County Humane Society.

“Our humane society does an outstanding job working with animals in our community,” said Waters. “Without them, we would not have had the chance to adopt Precious. I hope everyone will go out and support this worthy cause!”





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