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Dog park committee to host Howl-O-Ween contest

October 21, 2017

GERING — The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee will host the third annual “Howl-O-Ween”, a dog costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 28. Registration will begins at 1 p.m. Judging will take place at 1:30 p.m., and awards will be handed out at 2 p.m. The contest will be held at the Shaq’s Riverside Dog Park, south of Riverside Campgrounds in Scottsbluff.

Participants can compete for prizes in four categories; Best Large Breed Costume, Best Small Breed Costume, Best Dog/Owner Combo, and Best Overall. Representatives from the American Kennel Club will be judging the contest.

“We’ve held Howl-O-Ween the last few years and it was a big hit,” said Stacey Fisher, president of the Common Grounds Dog Park Committee. “A lot of people showed up with their dogs in costume and had a fun time, many were looking forward to this event again this year.”

The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee is a non-profit group that is currently working in partnership with the city of Gering in creating a new five-acre dog park in Gering. The cost of the new dog park is estimated to cost $40,000. Common Grounds Dog Park Committee has raised over $27,000 so far through events, donations and grants.

Howl-O-Ween, another fundraising event, will raise money for the new park while also providing a fun activity for dogs and their owners this Halloween. The entry fee for the contest is $5. All proceeds will go toward that fund.

“This is a chance for dog lovers to socialize at the dog park, and show off their furry members of the family for some Halloween fun,” said Amber Schiltz, vice president of the Common Grounds Dog Park Committee.

For more information you can find this event and more on Facebook at facebook.com/riversidedogparkscottsbluff, or their website https://www.commongroundsdogpark.com/.