RHINELANDER - The American Cancer Society and TLC Dog Training will bring a new event to the Northwoods next month. it's called bark for life.
The event will be similar to Relay for Life, but including dogs.
Bark for life promotes the healing benefits that canines offer to humans suffering from cancer.
"Dogs offer a lot of companionship to people who are sick and vice versa. We've lost dogs to cancer too, and we were there for them. So it kind of goes as one big circle," says TLC Owner and event sponsor Carol Lofquist.
The event will have something for everyone and their four legged friends to enjoy.
That includes a two mile walking course, food vendors, and dog agility demonstrations.
"It's all money raised for a very good cause. And people love their animals. And when we love our animals our animals will love us back," Lofquist says.
Bark for Life will take place on August 24 at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport beginning 9 a.m.
Pre-registration is $10 per dog and $15 on the day of the event.
Find more information or register by following the link.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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