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LaGrange Bark for Your Park daily contest standings

LaGRANGE — LaGrange continued to sit in sixth place this morning among the competing cities in the Bark for Your Park contest, but seventh place city Merrimack, New Hampshire, was closing in. 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. Long-term plans for LaGrange call for an expansion of Granger Park to add a dog park. 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. Thursday: 1. Jacksonville, Ill. — 28,771 2. Watkinsville, Ga. — 20,477 3. Moore, Okla. — 14,319 4. Epworth, Iowa — 13,134 5. Fort Gratiot, Mich. —11,215 6. LaGrange, Ga. — 9,423 7. Merrimack, N.H. — 9,208 8. Vacaville, Calif. — 7,541 9. Barstow, Calif. — 7,279 10. West Winfield, N.Y. — 6,843 11. Winslow, Ariz. — 6,497 12. Portland, Texas — 6,388 13. Bryant, Ark. — 5,050 14. Willmar, Minn. — 5,027 15. Oswego, Ill. — 4,368