Bark in the Park 2014
Saturday, September 27th at 11 AM
Bark in the Park is back!
LAKE MEADOWS will play host to Bark in the Park, a competition and exhibition of all things canine organised by Friends of Lake Meadows and The Dog Play Barn.
Competition categories include most handsome dog, prettiest bitch, best rescue, golden oldie, waggiest tail, dog that looks most like their owner and Dog of the Day.
Judging will be provided by Essex Dog Training Centre's Julie Morgan and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Arts Councellor Kevin Blake.
Also on the day will be games for dogs and owners, stalls and stands and zorbing.
After asking members and the public what they would like the tree sculpted into, we were pleased to have received over sixty suggestions.
These ranged from animals, including crocodiles, to people and totem poles but the overall winner was a wizard and a dragon, with over 35% of the votes.
The FoLM committee invited three sculptors to present their ideas and as a result a sculptor who has undertaken other figures in Essex parks, has been appointed. Now all we need is funding to achieve the project but we hope this will soon be achieved and that work will be starting around Easter to carve out these figures.
The aim behind the project is to encourage children to use their imagination and to make up stories. There will be a story session and sculpture workshops in the summer. More to come!