The Alton Area Animal Aid Association has been helping serve the Riverbend area since 1959 as a non-profit, no-kill Animal Shelter. The seventh annual "Bark in the Park" is being held Sunday at Godfrey's Glazebrook Park, a fund-raiser to keep 5-A's doors open to more than 100 animals.
Ric Jun is the 5A's director, and says the shelter and the Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up with several partners for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. He says the event grows every year, and this year there will be even more vendors than before.
The 7th Annual "Bark in the Park" at Glazebrook Park is Sunday from Noon until 4pm. There will be numerous vendors, a blessing of the pets, an contests for dogs and humans alike, including a retrieving contest involving the corn cannon.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.