The Second Annual Bark in the Park Event was held Saturday at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.
Over 400 runners as wells as some furry companions participated in the 5 K run and walk Saturday morning. A festival including a vendor and craft fair was set up all throughout the day.
A very important part of the event was the RAP (Rescue Appreciation Parade).
This was for anyone who rescued an animal in the past to be recognized for what they have done to help save animals.
“Well I think it’s a really nice way for the community to be able to come out and enjoy a fun filled day with their animal. There isn’t a lot of those around. And for pet helpers it’s a great fundraiser for us. And it’s a great way for us to get to see some of the dogs that were fostered and nursed back from health over the years so it’s a fun time for everybody,” said Kim Lanham, event organizer.
All proceeds from the Bark in the Park Event will go to Pet Helpers Inc.