Relay event to be held Saturday

Published 3:37 pm Monday, January 11, 2010

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

Burnt Corn Creek Park will be going to the dogs on Jan. 16, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the East Escambia Relay for Life committee.
Sharon Peacock, chairwoman for the 2010 event, has worked with other committee members in organizing the first “Bark in the Park” event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event was originally scheduled for Dec. 19 but postponed because of flooding downtown.
Peacock said the event is open to the public and not just to pet owners. The event will give the community a chance to help raise funds for the fight against cancer and have an opportunity to win something in return.
Peacock said numbered bones will be dropped by crane into a large dog bowl with the bone landing in or closest to the bowl deemed the winner.
Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies to follow at 10 a.m., Peacock said.
Other activities planned for the event include an animal fashion show; best trick contest, musical sit and other contests for pets and their owners.
Peacock said awards will be presented to contest winners and their owners throughout the day.
Registration fees for the event are $25 for one pet or $35 for two or more pets. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. All dogs attending the event must have proof of current rabies vaccination by providing a copy of the certificate or the pet must be wearing current identification and rabies tags.
Bark for Life T-shirts are available for $12 each with doggie bandanas for $3, Peacock said.
For additional information, contact any Relay team member or Peacock at 809-4845.