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Park and Rec Reunites with Purina and Harris Teeter for the 2013 Bark in the Park
2/22/2013
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s premier dog festival will have a new name in 2013 – The  2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina® and Harris Teeter.
The name change marks a return for Purina and Harris Teeter as the title sponsors for the popular spring festival. This year’s festival will be held at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville on April 27.

"Harris Teeter and Purina look forward to another successful Bark in the Park festival," said Danna Jones communication specialist for Harris Teeter." Bark in the Park is a fun family event, and the proceeds fund the construction and maintenance of dog parks throughout Mecklenburg County, benefiting both dogs and the people they own."

This year’s festival will feature several contests for humans and dogs: 
  • Long Shot
  • Toss and Catch
  • Best Trick (Adult leading the dog)
  • Best Trick (Child leading the dog) New
  • Best Costume
  • Best Bark
  • Best Human Bark New
  • Smallest Dog
  • Largest Dog
  • Cutest Puppy New
  • Best Decorated Booth Profit New
  • Best Decorated Booth Non Profit New
  • Most Interactive Booth Profit New
  • Most Interactive Booth Non Profit New

The 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival presented by Purina® and Harris Teeter is in its ninth year. The festival was created as a way to raise money for the construction and maintenance of dog parks. Over the years, the event has taken place at William R Davie Park, McAlpine Park, Metrolina Expo and Rural Hill.

For more information, visit the Bark in the Park web page.
 



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