(Above: Volunteers work at the site of Cindy's Memorial Bark Park in Port Vue. Photo via Facebook.)
Work continues on a dog park in Port Vue and planning is underway for an October fundraiser and celebration.
The third-annual "Bark in the Park" for Cindy's Memorial Bark Park is scheduled for 12 noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Romine Avenue Fields, a spokeswoman said. The dog park itself is being built near the Port Vue Athletic Association fields, just off Washington Boulevard.
A spokeswoman said there will be fewer vendor spots than in previous years, so organizations wanting to participate should get their applications submitted as soon as possible.
Cindy's Memorial Bark Park is named for Cynthia McGraw-Davic, a pet lover and animal advocate who died Oct. 5, 2015, of small-cell lung cancer at age 46.
(Photo via Facebook.)
The bark park is being developed on 3.5 acres of land donated by the borough. Volunteers have been working to complete improvements to the parcel at the end of Portsmouth Drive so that it can open this year.
Money raised by the "Bark in the Park" events is designed to help support the dog park's completion, as well as ongoing maintenance and operations.
The free event is open to all ages, as well as to well-behaved dogs who are kept on leashes.
Crafts, art and specialty items such as candles, fragrances and jewelry may be sold, but vendors should be as specific as possible about what they intend to sell.
Originally published May 22, 2018.