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Poochapalooza seeking vendors for this summer
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Dog Owners Group's Poochapalooza fundraiser returns this summer, but it'll need the support of the community to be a success.
The sixth annual Poochapalooza kicks off at 10 a.m. on July 14 at the Strawberry Athletic Complex, located at 6100 152nd St. NE, and runs until 4 p.m. that day.
In the meantime, M-DOG is looking to recruit vendors in advance of the event, to help generate proceeds to benefit the Strawberry Fields For Rover off-leash dog park.
M-DOG President Leslie Buell explained that the day's activities are currently set to include a dog show and pet contests, fly-ball, a pie-eating contest, live music, and rescue group booths, fashions and a red carpet show.
She added that M-DOG has a stewardship agreement with the city of Marysville Parks Department to maintain the off-leash dog park, which will be open during Poochapalooza.
A suggested admission donation of $5 or more will secure goodie bags for the first 400 Poochapalooza attendees, all of whom must leash their dogs. The event has drawn dog lovers from as far as Seattle, Bellingham and Mount Vernon in years past.
For more information on Poochapalooza, call Buell at 360-651-0633 or log onto www.poochapalooza.org. To volunteer for M-DOG, log onto www.M-DOG.org or attend one of the group's meetings, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Market Street Deli of the Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Marysville, located at 3711 88th St. NE.
M-DOG is a nonprofit all-volunteer group whose work parties meet at noon on the third Saturday of every month, except in cases of rain, at Strawberry Fields For Rover.