First Ever Bark in the Park

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Some local residents combined two of their favorite things today, dogs and walking, in order to raise money for a good cause.

So what exactly do you get when you mix dogs and walking? The first ever, Bark in the Park. It was held Saturday in Meridian at Highland Park.

Dog owners paid a fee for their furry friends to participate. That money went to the March of Dimes, which is an organization that helps premature babies.

"Because people look at their pets as part of their families and so we wanted to incorporate all family members into the March of Dimes, so it was a way for us to help us raise money," says Vivian Wilson, the Interim Manager of Womancare at Riley Hospital.

The dogs had the chance to win bragging rights by competing in different categories. Some areas of competition were best in show, two of a kind, meaning which pet looked most like their owner, personality, and fashion.


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  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    That is typical with most things going on in Meridian. You only hear about it AFTER the fact.
  • by sue on May 17, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    I didn't know,it would have been good for me & my granddaughter to so together.
  • by in meridian all my life Location: meridian ms on May 17, 2010 at 01:46 PM
    I hadn't heard anything about this either...would have loved to enter our little dog....maybe next year...
  • by Jackie Location: Meridian on May 17, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    We didn't hear anything about this either, it sure would have been nice if this had been advertised because I would have loved to have been there to lend my support for March of Dimes.
  • by BROOKE Location: MERIDIAN on May 17, 2010 at 07:07 AM
    I DIDNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. NO ONE AT OUR OFFICE BUILDING DID EITHER. HOPEFULLY, NEXT YEAR THEY WILL ADVERTISE AND PROMOTE THIS MORE. I WOULD LOVE TO HELP SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE.
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