November 1, 2014

Local dog owners take part in “Bark For Life” against cancer

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The Rally walkers and their dogs set out around a course that took them around the bandstand in an oval.
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Denise Dunn welcomes the audience to the Arenac County Relay For Life’s “Bark For Life” event Aug. 24.
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Abby Wilder of Bentley throws treats to her dog, Willy.
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Some vendors set up booths appealing to dog owners, with proceeds going to Relay For Life.
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Becky Diehl of Essexville walks the Relay course with her dog, Ally.
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Catrina Warsin of Rose City talks to another attendee about her dog, Isabella.
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Cassidy Gardyszewski of Standish walks Sadie and Zoe along the vendor booths.
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Zippo and Gunnar play around with their owners and each other during Bark For Life Aug. 24.
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Matthew Dunn, 2, of St. John “walks” his stuffed dog along the Relay path.
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Dogs and their owners took to the lawn at the Standish Historical Depot Aug. 24 for the “Bark For Life” program held by Arenac County Relay For Life. The event took place due to the fact dogs were not allowed at the Relay in July, and organizer Denise Dunn said this gave dog owners an opportunity to walk a Relay route around the bandstand for the cause of fighting cancer and helping survivors.

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