The Bryan County Bark Park has announced new fundraising initiatives as the target date nears for opening phase one of the county’s new dog park within the allocated land at Henderson Park.
New fundraising initiatives include the production and sale of handmade “Bryan” soap, featuring the “Bryan the Bark Park Dog” logo.
The soap is made from natural ingredients, including coconut and olive oils, shea and cocoa butters with a natural lavender and peppermint fragrance. The soap produced for dogs is a yellow bar, and the human variety is green with added herbs.
Each bar is $6, with all of the profits going to the Bark Park. The soap is available at PawParazzi on Ford Avenue.
Soaps, doggie bagels and other fundraising items, as well as information about sponsorship ,will be available at the first Farmers Market of every month, including from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in J.F. Gregory Park.
“We know that we have an incredibly supportive community here and we will be announcing lots of fundraising events and new Bark Park items during the rest of the year so we are appealing to every dog lover to continue to show their support for this next stage in making our dream for a dog park become a reality,” Bark Park president Wendy Bolton said.
The group also plans to have part of the park open this fall.
“We aim to open phase one of the Bark Park between Halloween and the holidays this year, with fenced-off areas for both large and small dogs, signage, poop bins and water available,” Bolton said. “There has been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes as we work with the county to finalize details and begin building our community’s longed-for park.
“Although an initial goal of raising over $10,000 has been achieved, this will not be enough to complete phase one or begin adding a pavilion and agility equipment, which we hope to do during subsequent phases to make sure the Bryan County Bark Park really becomes a world-class facility.”
The money raised supports the Bryan County Bark Park fundraising campaign, a nonprofit organization obtaining 501(c)3 status. Donations may be tax-deductible.