Tech Honors lends a hand at Bark in the Park

The Tech honors program service committee will help Friends of Cookeville and Putnam County Animals host its 6th annual “Bark In The Park” event tomorrow at Algood City Park.The event, open to members of the community and their pets, is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person and one pet is admitted free for each person that attends.

“We’ve been planning for this event since around June,” said Brittany Houston, sophomore nursing major. “There will be contests, dog races, booths of food for sale, booths for veterinarian clinics and groomers to pass out information, and a ‘Bark Walk,’ which is new this year.”

The event will benefit Friends of Cookeville and Putnam County Animals, a non-profit group that works to raise awareness in tending to lost and homeless animals in the community and seeks to educate members of the community on the importance of spay and neuter programs.

“It’s really a fun event and the day goes very quickly. We had several Tech honors volunteers last year and they were just fabulous. We all enjoyed working with them,” said Linda Westin, president of Friends of C/ PC Animals.

The event attracts around 5,000 people and pets, but there is still a need for volunteers. Anyone wishing to help is encouraged to show up around 8 a.m. For more information, visit friendsofcpcanimals.org or call 931- 858-2228.