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Dog-tober Fest adds features in Huntley

Published: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 11:55 p.m. CST

HUNTLEY – Dog-tober Fest, now in its fifth year, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Deicke Park.

The event includes sporting demonstrations, games to play with dogs and pet blessings. Two new features will be an off-leash doggie play area and the newest in canine sporting events, Barn Hunt.

In commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi Day on Oct. 4, the Rev. Michelle McNamara from St John’s UCC Church in Marengo will host a blessing of the animals at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

For information on Dog-tober Fest, visit

– Northwest Herald

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