LaMoille schedules ‘Paws in the Park’ & used plastic collection


LAMOILLE – The LaMoille Pack the Park Committee will host a “Paws in the Park” event on Saturday, May 18 at the LaMoille Village Park. The public is invited to bring their furry friends for several fun, dog-friendly activities and competitions.

Dogs will be able to take part in several judging categories including awards for the youngest dog, oldest dog, largest dog, tiniest dog, best trick, best costume, and owner look-alike. Pet-friendly activities will include a pooch pie eating contest, musical chairs, and an obstacle course. The Barkery will be open for purchase of dog treats, human treats, and refreshments. All proceeds from the event will benefit the LaMoille Park.

Registration for the event will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the fun will get started at 9 a.m. There is no charge to participate. Owners are asked to please leash all dogs.

Park Bench Project

The committee is also requesting plastic donations, which will be utilized in the “Recycle + Reuse = Relax” LaMoille Park Bench Project. After 500 pounds of plastic has been collected, all of the acceptable plastic material will be taken to a facility to have a new bench made. All plastic must be clean, dry, and free of food or residue.

Acceptable plastics include:

  • Pallet wrap and stretch film
  • Bubble wrap and air pillows
  • Grocery bags, bread bags, ice bags, and cereal bags
  • Case overwrap and newspaper sleeves
  • Ziploc and other resealable food storage bags
  • Wood pellet bags and salt bags
  • Dry cleaning bags and produce bags

All plastic donations may be dropped off at designated collection bins at the park. For more information about the recycling project, contact Jayme Reed at [email protected] For more information about “Paws in the Park” or any other park fundraiser events, contact Shelly Stouffer at [email protected]

Other upcoming park events include an outdoor movie night on Saturday, May 4 and again in September (date to be announced), the “Recycle + Reuse = Relax” park bench project, a “Raise the Shelter” park fundraiser, “Trunk or Treat” on Oct. 31, and a “Lights in the Park” Christmas tree lighting in December.

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