On behalf of the Chelmsford Dog Association, I would like to thank everyone in the community who is helping us with our goal to build a Dog Park for Chelmsford. A special thanks goes to Countryside Veterinary Hospital for hosting our Flea Market in May and to Walgreen's Pharmacy for sponsoring their Second Annual Dog Rally on June 9. These two events raised just over $1300.00, which will be put toward supplies and equipment for the future park.
Congratulations to the door prize and coloring contest winners at the Rally, and to Sebastian-the Bulldog puppy who won the Cutest Dog Contest. Thanks to Will Wagner for taking and posting many photos on the CDA website, as well as posting all the coloring contest entries. You can see them at www.chelmsforddogassociation.org.
The next event is the site walk of 54 Richardson Rd on Wednesday, June 13, at 6PM-rain or shine. Then a plan for a park can start to take shape.
Please visit the CDA at booth #24 at the July 3rd Country Fair on the Common. You can look for a dog-themed blue Cadillac at the July 4th Parade as well. CDA members will be handing out candy for the young humans, and dog treats for the dog-lovers in the crowds. Anyone who would like to walk with the CDA and hand things out can meet up with the car at McCarthy School on the day of the parade.
After that it will be time to start planning our third Howl'ween celebration in October. If anyone has any ideas for this year, please feel free to post them. There's already been a request to hold the event on a Sunday, so more kids who play sports on Saturday can participate.
Other future events could include a dog-themed Art Show through the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, and if we get snow next February perhaps a dog-sled team demonstration somewhere. The possibilities are endless, if I could only find the time.....
The CDA's next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 7PM, probably at the Public Library. Everyone is welcome, even the kids.