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Posted on: October 21, 2015


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Pet Food Donation Boxes will be Available to Help Feed Hungry Pets

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced the 3rd Annual Nassau Barkfest, Long Island’s Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade, will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. The free event is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3. The parade and costume judging begin at 2:30p.m. The Nassau SPCA asks participants to bring a pet food donation box to help families with pets who are facing difficult financial times.

“I invite all pet owners and spectators to join us on October 24th for Nassau's Barkfest,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank our sponsors - Nassau SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 - for their generosity. For many of us our pets are members of our family and this is a great way to enjoy a nice afternoon together.”

The event will be held rain or shine and all pets must be on a leash. Rescue groups and animal friendly organizations will be on site to celebrate.

WHEN:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Costume Judging & Prizes at 2:30p.m.Saturday, October 24, 2015
WHERE:Harry Chapin Lakeside TheatreEisenhower Park
(Parking at Field6 &6A)East Meadow, NY

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