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Pooch Splash Held To Benefit Baxters Park
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Dierkes Lake was taken over by pooches Saturday. The second annual pooch splash was held to raise money for Baxter's Park.
"We are raising the final money for Baxter's park. We are working for the first off lead dog park in Twin Falls and we have been trying to raise money for a couple of years now," said Leah Scrimpsher, an organizer of Baxter’s Park.
Twin Falls has already raised sixty five thousand dollars for the dog park. The park will be located at the corner of Shoup Avenue West and Blake Street North.
"So many people in this area have dogs and no where really to take them for something like this and it would just be nice to have a designated area where dogs could run off the leash and been dogs so this has been a very important event and I'm hoping we raise enough money to get this opened fairly soon because I know I have three dogs that would thoroughly enjoy it," said Scheryl Hulse who donated to the park.
The dogs day at the lake was fun, but the day had a purpose. The money raised from entrance fees, raffles and vendors will be used to help finalize the park.
"The dog park is scheduled to open June of next year. This event is going to go to the trees and benches," said Leah Scrimpsher.
Raising money for a dog park while giving man's best friend a chance to splash around in the lake.
"Dogs aren't usually allowed here at Dierkes Lake but today is the one day a year that we get to play with our dogs off lead," said Leah Scrimpsher.