Weather cancels ‘Bark in the Park’ run; vendor show a success
Saturday morning’s rain canceled the third annual Bark in the Park 5K walk and run, but the vendor show inside Reunion Hall at Riverview Park went on as scheduled.
According to Shelly Nodland, director of the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League, the vendor show was a success with 15 vendors involved and the Marshall County Pork Producers serving a pork burger lunch.
Nodland said that five of the vendors were pet related.
VCA -the Vet was microchipping dogs for a $20 fee; Hometown Veterinarian had a special on iVet dog food and had a Peanuts themed photo booth; Hunting the Moon studio was specializing in pet photos: classic or caricature; another vendor was making personalized collars with ID tags while the ARL was running a doggie bake sale and information table.
Other booths included the Boy Scouts popcorn, Sensy, and a bake sale for humans, among others.
“Microchips, ID tags and collars are needed items for all pets, as they help the ARL employees with identification should your pet get lost,” Nodland said. “We had the place and resources available to get all three things taken care of in one stop.”
“Overall the day was a success as we had a full house and people coming to view the vendors wares throughout the event,” Nodland concluded.