- A group in Merrill wants to revamp the city's dog park. Saturday the Merrill Dog Park Friends hosted a fundraiser for the upgrades.
The fundraiser was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. 10 local vendors participated. Members of the dog park group say it's important to make improvements.
"Merrill's the city of parks, we gotta have the best dog park in the state, I mean you know you've got to live up to the reputation," said Dog Park Fundraising Committee Chairman Crystal Sanders.
The group created a detailed plan on everything they'd like to add to the park. Things they say would make the park more enjoyable for the community and the dogs.
"Everything from water source to lighting to agility equipment, benches, shade," said Sanders.
The group hoped to raise $500 at the event. Though they say it will take a few years and many more events to raise enough funding for all of the improvements.
Monetary Donations can be made to Merrill City Hall. People must specify the donation is for the dog park fund.