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Canines get in on Relay

The fourth annual Bark for Life Harrison County event, held Saturday at Lanesville Heritage Park, was the biggest yet with more than $4,600 raised for cancer research.
Monies raised from the event were contributed to and will be included in the annual Relay for Life of Harrison County event totals. (The main Relay event will be June 7 and 8 at the Corydon Central High School athletic field.)
Bark for Life also had its first adoption as Donna Dunn and family took home Nina.
The Dunns were recognized as the owners of this year’s honor dog, Sela, who recently passed away.
‘Not only does this event help humans battle cancer, but it helps the canine babies find the love and kindness that they were looking for,’ Patty Gregory, one of the event organizers, said.
Bark for Life began four years ago when Gregory attended a Relay for Life conference in Dallas and brought the idea back to Harrison County.
‘We’re here to celebrate and spend time with our canines friends who are always there for us, through good times and bad,’ she said.
New this year to Bark was the Cruizin’ Canine Car Rally with a few cars for attendees to view. Other events included a blessing of the animals, canine walk, best costume, musical sits and king and queen contests, and a search and rescue demonstration with the Kentucky Search and Reunite Services. There also was a silent auction.
Sponsors included: best friend ($250-plus) ‘ D.L. Haines Co. LLC Heating & Air, Golden Corral of Clarksville, Schweitzer’s Spring Water Farms, In Memory of Norman Paul Gregory, Elizabeth Lions Club, Georgetown Lions Club, Laconia Lions Club, State Farm Insurance Doug Shroyer and Lanesville Jaycees; Tail Waggin’ ($100-plus) ‘ John Jones Auto Group, Lanesville Lions Club, HEART Humane Society, New Salisbury Lions Club, Shaffer’s 24-hour Towing & Recovery, Phyllis Wolfe, Mark and Patty Gregory; and Dog Friendly ($50-plus) ‘ Raven Andrews and Tirna Jordan.
Next year’s Bark for Life will be Saturday, April 26.