Tuesday, March 5, 2013


The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be hosting the Grand Opening of the new Darke County Dog Park “Scentral Park” (County Home Rd., beyond the Sheriff's Dept.) on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

After over a year of planning, fund raising and construction, “Scentral Park” can finally and officially be opened to the public. In collaboration with the Darke County Commissioners, the Darke County Animal Shelter and the Darke County Friends of Shelter, “Scentral Park” will be opening Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM during a Grand Opening Ceremony.

The realization of this big project would not have been possible without the help and donations of local businesses and private donors. Every single Dollar helped to accomplish the goal of building a dog park. It wasa community effort: for the community by the community and the Darke County Friends of the Shelter want to thank everyone who helped make it a reality, among others: Westfall Plumbing & Heating LTD, Rosalie Schultz, Dr. Paul & Kathy Jones (Greenville Veterinary Clinic), Jeff Hole, Tailwaggers 4-H Club, Family & Friends of Anna Maxine Alexander, Tim & Krista Swensen, Kent & Gail Shafer, Susan Dilworth, Ann Bohler, Steve & Roxanne Willman, Duane & Kelly Sanning, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, Dr. Daniel & Jenifer Berger, Maya Penny, Dr. Vincent & Candace Gibney (Edgetown Veterinary Clinic), Sam Dean, Rumpke Waste Removal & Recycling Systems, Nancy Conner, Darke Elks Benevolence Group, Hittle Buick GMC Inc., Greenville National Bank, Greenville Federal, Second National Bank, Dr. Dave &Cherie Trimble, Lisa Nadasi DVM (Oakview Veterinary Hospital), Ryan & Meredith Carpe, Mark & Barbara Snyder, William & Katherine Lohr, Gabbard Fence, Greenville Walmart, William Gearhart, John & Anne Vehre, Dr. Robert & Kathy Burns (Green Lawn Animal Clinic), Erisman Excavating, Dr. David & Ava Farst (Arcanum Veterinary Service), Gary & Jeannie Grosch, Tri-Village Key Club 2011/2012, Cynthia Ploch, Greenville Area Dog Club, Canine Capers 4-H Club, Anonymous & The Dayton Foundation, Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, C.F. Poeppelman-PEPCON Inc., Countryside Gardens Inc., Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Marilyn Wilson, John & Valerie Heck, Darke County Photography Club, Steve & Kim Burns, Chryl Akeley & Penny Cromwell, Country Metal Works, Steve & Eileen Litchfield, Denise Tomlinson, Richard & Marilyn Rhoades, Diane Evans, Darke County 4-H Committee, Carefree Connections, David & Isabel Capowski, William Ellis.

“Scentral Park” is over 2 acres in size and features walking trails, off leash areas for small and large dogs, seating benches, and ample parking. The Park will be open from daylight to dark and is available to all. Rules are posted for all to follow. Come join us for this wonderful event and don’t forget to bring your canine companion.

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