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November 12, 2019

11/4/2019 11:46:00 AM
Howl-O-Ween adds to Dog Park fund

 The Friends of the Dodgeville Dog Park put a dent in their fundraising with a successful "Howl-O-Ween" on October 19 at Centennial Park.
The event netted the group $290 which brings their bank account to $1900.74. While it's a far cry from the anticipated $16,000 it will take to complete the project it is a start, according to event organizer Donna Lowe.
"I want to thank everyone who helped and participated in our First Annual Dodgeville Dog Park Howl-O-Ween fundraiser," Lowe said. "We raised $290 which will be added to our account at city hall."
The event turned out to be more than just a fundraiser, Lowe said.
"We had lots of fun, meeting new friends with two and four legs," she said. "A big thank you to Wal Mart, Alisha's Best Of Friends, Heck's Farms, and the Dodgeville Police Department for their donations. There was also another that wanted to remain anonymous,and a big thank you to them also.
When complete the Dog Park will be located on Spring Street next to the water treatment plant.
"We are planning to have two separate areas, one for large dogs, another for the smaller.," said Lowe.
And with all projects there is still plenty of help needed.
"We are in need of volunteers to join our planning committee to brainstorm and plan for more fundraising events," Lowe added. "Any help will be deeply appreciated."
Lowe said the next major task at hand is setting up a private account at a local bank and becoming a non-profit organization.
"The money at city hall will be transferred over at that time," she said. Donations are still being accepted at city hall.
There is also a GoFundMe page set up for the park. Visit the Dodgeville Dog Park Facebook page for more information.

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