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Big Sandy in the running for dog park grant

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Citizens can play a big part in Big Sandy receiving the dog park grant for the city. Between now and June 30, residents have the opportunity to get involved in the application process.
Big Sandy Mayor Autumn Ratliff said, “We are so glad Big Sandy has been entered into the running for a 2019 Dog Park Dash grant. With so many communities applying and just over 30 grants available for the year, now is our time to let our community show how much it wants to be a Dog Park Dash grant winner.”

There are several ways to assist the program. To help set the Big Sandy community apart from the others, residents can get involved in the Community Engagement Phase. Some of the ways to engage with this phase include: Posting on social media with #dogparkdash and mention Big Sandy in the caption or description. Dog Dash organizers will keep track of any posts that include the hashtag and location in the city’s favor. Supporters can write a letter of support. Submit letter to dogparkdash.com/support. If the community has someone submit a support letter through the form, it will be immediately added to Big Sandy’s application. Coordinator Carly Svensson said, “The community engagement phase will end on June 30th at 5 p.m. CST. All materials must be submitted prior to this deadline to be considered. All components for consideration will include the social media and letters of support that we have archived and any additional materials that have been submitted to https://forms.gle/84CQZwMdJxj2nfYj7.”

The Tennessee Dog Park Dash, funded by the Boyd Foundation, is dedicated to building or enhancing dog parks across the state. Established in 2018, this program is helping to make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America alongside other major efforts from brands such as Radio Systems Corporation, parent company of PetSafe (R). Through the Dog Park Dash, more than 100 communities across the state of Tennessee will benefit from dog parks.

Camden received the Dog Park Dash grant in 2018. The almost complete park is located on Armory Ave.

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