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Bark for Life coming to Chimney Park

The Covington First United Methodist Church’s (UMC) Relay for Life team will host the Third Annual Bark for Life, Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chimney Park.

Bark for Life honors the life-long contributions of canine companions and supports research for cancer prevention.

Families and dogs come together for several events including a Mutt Show, hosted by Betty Bellairs and the Newton County Humane Society; blessing of the Animals by Covington First UMC pastors; a dog demonstration by local K-9 officers; and dog-oriented vendor tents. There will be give-away items and doggy door prizes, and booths for the sale of lemonade and hot dogs, smooch-a-pooch booth and face painting.

For each $20 registration, the dog entered will receive a Bark for Life Bandana, doggy chew toy, Waggle Ticket to enter for Doggy Door Prizes and entry in the Mutt Show.

Proceeds go toward Covington First UMC’s Relay for Life team and Newton County Relay for Life.

Spectators are welcome, as well as entrants, to bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the outdoors at Chimney Park, while watching your favorite four-legged friend and supporting a good cause.

For information contact Claudia Minge, First UMC Relay Team Captain, at 770-786-7305. For registration forms go to and click on the announcement tab