FLINT TWP. — A Bark For Life fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, taking place this Saturday in the Flint Township Park, is one of a growing number of events being hosted at the increasingly popular outdoor venue and its adjoining recreational trails, according to a report from Township Supervisor Karyn Miller.
PAWS Animal Rescue of Swartz Creek held an event there earlier this summer and now the American Cancer Society Bark for Life of Flushing/Swartz Creek will be hosting a Bark for Life event this Saturday, Miller said.
It is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Besides walking their dogs on the scenic trails, dog owners can visit with vendors, take photos, enter contests to win prizes, bid in a silent auction or adopt a new pet provided on site by Kreature Konnections.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the park pavilion located next to the township police station, 5200 Norko Drive. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. followed by the wall. The party with the pooches wraps up about noon.
Participants are asked to pay $10 for the first dog and $5 for each additional one. The dogs must be on leashes and owners prepared to clean up after them.
For more information, contact Diane LaBree at 810-241-3313 or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/