CALUMET CITY | At 9 a.m. Sept. 14, dogs of all sizes, political views and national origins will bring their owners to Memorial Park in Calumet City to participate in the 10th Neighborhoods Inc. Dog Walk. This popular event is sponsored by the city of Calumet City. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
With a start time of 10 a.m., dogs and their owners will begin their walk behind the Calumet Memorial Park District building and circle the neighborhood before heading back to the park. A blessing of the dogs will take place during the walk by the Rev. David Pavlik at St. Victor Church.
Following the walk the Calumet City Police Department K-9 Unit will do a demonstration about the life of a police dog.
There will also be contests including Best Trick, Best Dressed Dog and this year’s new contest — Best Bark/Howl, so get your furry friend ready to perform. The Best Dressed category has been an enormous hit with dogs in original and stunning ensembles. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to best in each of the categories.
Have lots of laughs at the Canine Comedy Corner, the largest display of comic strip dog humor in the world, with more than 200 items featuring Marmaduke, Fred Bassett, Daisy, Dawg, Otto and other comical cartoon canines.
Admission to this dog lover’s utopia is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Participants may register for the event online at www.neighborhoodsinc.com. Mail-in registration forms are available at the Neighborhoods Inc. office at 6340 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond. Individuals can also call (219) 844-1876 or (708) 862-3232 to register.
For information, directions, or volunteer opportunities, call 219-844-1876 or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.