Friday, April 16th, 2021


A Tail Wagging Weekend

Pooches and pups of all breeds crowded Maple Park for the fourth annual Bark in the Park held by the Currituck Animal Lovers Assistance League. Organizers set up numerous contests and games for the pets --- even bobbing for hot dogs in tubs of water. This all-day affair wasn't only for the dogs though; activities such as face painting and corn hole were also available. All of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Currituck Animal Shelter. Bark in the Park organizer Ginger Sikes said the focus of the event was not intended as a fundraiser but as a way for people to experience the joy that they can have with their animals.

Photography and reporting by Tabitha Shiflett

The Shopper's handwriting analyst, Betsy Patterson

In the back: Andrew Goins, Hunter Goins, Jonas Tiensvold and Conner Goins. Sitting: Kellie Goins & Wendy Tiensvold- Currituck United Soccer

Cameron and Debbie Tabor of The Pet Way

Artists Jackie Zagon and Joanne Setchel of The Wet Paint Society donated 10% of their proceeds to the Animal Lovers Assistance League

Vickie and Bill Stafford of Invisible Fence

Daisy the Basset Hound, owned by Rene and Scott Sawyer

Mary Brumsey and Chloe won the owner/dog look-a-like contest

Samatha Amaro and Moses won for the best tricks

Katie Wilkes and Kathy Hacker of Sentsy Wickless

Ken and Lisa Daum of The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue

Ginger Sikes and her dog Beethoven

Dogs bobbed for hot dogs