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      McKinney Dog Park hosts first fundraiser

      Participants had the opportunity to compete in a few contests along with a dog jog/walk.

      The McKinney Bark Park's Kickoff Fundraising event was held Saturday morning.

      Participants had the opportunity to compete in a few contests along with a dog jog/walk. One dog park committee member says she is excited about the prospects the park may bring to the area.

      â??There are a few opportunities in Kirksville to socialize your dog and take your dog out to do things, but not many, so I think Kirksvilleâ??s dog park will be a good attraction for students that are thinking about coming here. It will be a good addition for people who are thinking about coming here to work or maybe even businesses thinking about coming here,â?? said Misti Harris.

      There was a $25 entry donation for every two dogs attending. 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the upkeep and maintenance of the park.

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