Dog park advocates hope to attract volunteers, donors
Plans for and fundraising efforts toward a dog park in New Milford are still in motion.
More than $200 was raised at an initial event -- a screening of "The Wizard of Oz" at the Bank Street Theater.
"We thought `The Wizard of Oz" was a great choice given the lengths Dorothy was willing to go to save Toto," said Lori Sartwell, committee vice president.
The theater provided the use of its facility and door prizes were donated by Homeward Bound, Lore's Lanes, The Sweet Spot, Play, Bank Street Book Nook, Earth Works, Tammy and Tom Reardon, and committee members Linda Pacheco, Diane McCaffrey and Ms. Sartwell.
The park was approved in July by the New Milford Town Council to move forward with use of land donated by Kimberly-Clark along Pickett District Road.
In an effort to install necessary fencing, additional fundraising is needed.
Among the events already held, underway or planned are a dog park mascot contest, a skate-a-thon, T-shirt sponsorship and sales, and another movie.
Financial and material support from local and national business are being solicited. The group is also seeking sponsors for sections of the park fencing.
If interested in joining the committee or volunteering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the railroad station, 11 Railroad St. in New Milford.