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And check out this:

Wags and Whiskers! POSTPONED!

Bring your dog, cat, parakeet or hedgehog to the Orange City Bark Park! And bring your family! It’s Wags and Whiskers, sponsored by Community Health Partners, Healthy Orange City, Orange City Area Health System and Fareway. Wags & Whiskers was originally scheduled for April 14 — it has been postponed to Saturday April 21 at 2:00 pm.

Join community members for a short presentation by the Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit, and meet one of the dogs that assists local law enforcement officers. The trained canines help in drug investigations, traffic stops, search warrants, criminal tracking, missing person investigations and officer protection.

The Saturday afternoon event, according to Angela Kroeze-Visser of Community Health Partners, includes taking a short walk around Veteran’s Park, having fun with your family and pet, and possibly winning a door prize. “It’s a great opportunity to get outside and meet one of the amazing sheriff’s department dogs,” she said.

Meet at the Bark Park on Iowa Avenue SW in Orange City at 2:00pm Saturday, April 21. In case of inclement weather, check for updates on the Let’s Go Sioux County Facebook page. And help promote the event by posting a photo of you and your pet on that Facebook page… and compete for a door prize. No pet? No problem. Come anyway! Or bring a picture of one of your favorite animals.

Organizers of the event include Cheryl Buntsma, Amanda Keller, Dee Meerdink, Joy Poppema and Visser. Keller is pictured above with Eliza and Beckett, and their friends Sam and Bailey Van Ginkel’s dog Ollie. For more information, contact Visser at 737-2971.