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LaGrange Bark for Your Park daily contest standings

Maria Truitt of LaGrange stands with her dog, King, a 5-year-old great dane weighing in at 167 pounds. ‘He’s very spoiled, likes playing and going on long walks,’ Truitt said of King.

LaGRANGE — LaGrange continues to lose ground and has dropped another rank in the Bark for Your Park contest. The city dropped to fifth place since Tuesday morning as Epworth, Iowa, overtook it with more than a 100-vote lead this morning. The city is competing for a $100,000 private grant from pet product manufacturer PetSafe. The grant is earmarked specifically to fund a dog park in the winning community. LaGrange leaders plan to expand Granger Park to add the dog park if the city wins. Visit http://www.petsafe.net/ barkforyourpark/city/ 2767/lagrange-ga/ to vote. Find LaGrange’s campaign on Facebook by searching “Bark for Your Park – LaGrange, GA” or using #barklagrangega. Votes may be cast twice per day, per voter. Voting ends July 22. Vote count as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday: 1. Jacksonville, Ill. — 16,308 2. Watkinsville, Ga. — 14,201 3. Moore, Okla. — 7,908 4. Epworth, Iowa — 6,877 5. LaGrange, Ga. — 6,727 6. Fort Gratiot, Mich. — 6,590 7. Merrimack, N.H. — 5,584 8. Vacaville, Calif. — 5,263 9. Barstow, Calif. — 4,960 10. Winslow, Ariz. — 4,763 11. Portland, Texas — 4,349 12. West Winfield, N.Y. — 3,572 13. Willmar, Minn. — 3,210 14. Oswego, Ill. — 2,886 15. Bryant, Ark. — 2,600