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Bark Park Halloween fundraiser returns Oct. 26
Event to be a 'howl' of a good time
Howl-o-ween 2016 winners
The winners of the 2016 Howl-o-ween costume contest and their owners gather for a photo during last years event. The Bryan County Bark Park will host its annual bring-your-own-dog Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 26 at Fish Tales Restaurant in Richmond Hill. - photo by Provided

The Bryan County Bark Park announces its fifth annual Howl-o-ween BYOD (bring your own dog) ghoulish outdoor event, set for Oct. 26 at Fish Tales Restaurant in Richmond Hill.

Dress your canine in his or her Halloween best to compete in the costume contest beginning at 6 p.m. This event helps to raise funds to maintain the Bark Park and keep the facility free and open for all to enjoy.

Judges will award first-, second- and third-place prizes in both the best-dressed small and large dog contests. There will also be two special awards for the judges’ favorite and audience’s favorite dogs.

Bryan, the Bark Park mascot, will also be in attendance to mingle with guests, collect donations and pose for photographs. An array of Bark Park products and merchandise with the Bryan logo will be available for purchase.

Fish Tales has always been the generous hosts for this annual event and Megan Myrick of Megan Myrick Photography will again donate her time and talent to photograph canine guests and their families.

“Howl-o-ween is an event we look forward to every year. It’s hard to resist all the adorable and festive pups, and it also brings the community together to support the Bark Park,” Bryan County Bark Park President Wendy Bolton said. “It’s one our favorite fundraisers and I guarantee it will be a fun time had by all, especially the canine guests of honor.” 

The entry fee costs $10 per person and includes a digital photo of your pet in their Halloween best. The money raised supports the fundraising campaign of the Bryan County Bark Park, which is a registered nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

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