Town could win money for dog park

Merrimack – The Town of Merrimack has made the final round of PetSafe’s na­tional Bark For Your Park contest and in just two short weeks, could ultimately be awarded up to $100,000 towards the new dog park. Project officials are call­ing on friends both near and far to vote via PetSafe’s Facebook page and website. Each supporter may cast up to two votes per day. Vot­ing may be conducted via the Bark For Your Park website,, or on the PetSafe Facebook page. Voting ends July 22.

Merrimack surpassed hundreds of other nominat­ed towns across the country. Merrimack is the sole prize contender from the North­east, and is in the lead for communities of "medium" size competing against Il­linois, Georgia, Oklahoma and Michigan.

Bark For Your Park has a grand prize of $100,000 in addition to four $25,000 runner-up prizes. Winners will be determined based on the highest number of votes among the top five towns based on population cat­egory and size.