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.
??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 Kirksville??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,?? 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.