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Bark for Your Park enters final stretch

Staff report

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LaGRANGE — There are seven days left in the Bark for Your Park contest, but the tallies will now be kept secret by PetSafe.

Winners will be announced July 31.

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.

Here was the last vote count by the Daily News, taken 7:30 a.m. Tuesday:

1. Jacksonville, Ill. — 36,167

2. Watkinsville, Ga. — 23,996

3. Epworth, Iowa — 18,133

4. Moore, Okla. — 18,133

5. Fort Gratiot, Mich. — 17,242

6. Merrimack, N.H. — 11,798

7. LaGrange, Ga. — 10,853

8. Vacaville, Calif. — 8,962

9. Barstow, Calif. — 8,498

10. West Winfield, N.Y. — 8,454

11. Portland, Texas — 8,401

12. Winslow, Ariz. — 7,604

13. Bryant, Ark. — 6,737

14. Willmar, Minn. — 6,144

15. Oswego, Ill. — 5,093

Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.