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Bark in the Park scheduled for April 28

Dont miss the 2012 Pedigree® Bark in the Park Presented by Food Lion on April 28th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

The festival, which will be held at Rural Hill in Huntersville this year, is a signature event of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department with proceeds benefiting the County’s off-leash dog parks.

Festival entry and parking are free.

At the event, enter and/or enjoy contests for best costume, best bark, largest dog, smallest dog, best trick, throw & catch, and disc long-shot catch, watch the Pooch Parade of Adoptable Dogs, enjoy exhibits, dog products, prize drawings, musical entertainment (Gigi Dover and the Big Love), good food and more!

Sign your dog up for the Top Dog photo contest through March 23. Last year, more than 70 photos were submitted. The winner was a 4 1/2 –year old miniature dachshund named Bella. The Top Dog photo contest entry fee is $12 and can be completed online or via mail.

Judges will select three finalist photos for cleverness, originality and appearance. The Top Dog and owner will receive a professional portrait by Tianna Fisher, a year’s supply of dog food and be grand marshals of the Pooch Parade at Bark in the Park.

For more information, please visit: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Parks/DogParks/Pages/BarkInThePark.aspx.

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