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Cheney dog park organizers kick off fundraising efforts


October 4, 2018

Chris Babcock

Participants at last Saturday's "Doggie Dash" head out on their 5,000-meter walk around the neighborhoods near Betz Park.

Proponents of a dog park in Cheney got their fundraising efforts off the ground last Saturday with a "Doggy Dash" event at Crunk's Field. The event billed as a "family friendly, pet friendly 5K walk/run" attracted 20 people and their dogs, something dog park organizer Chris Babcock felt was a good start to their efforts to build a park.

"I was really excited," Babcock said. "I'd never done anything like this before."

The entry fee for the event was $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race. Three individuals taking part in the race were awarded prizes that included a grooming certificate dona...

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