It was raining, but the people still came out Sunday to kick off the installation of the dog park on Pond Street North in Attleboro. Volunteers led by Dog Park Committee co-Chairs Roberta Collins, Carol Ferraro and Ray Cord dug 82 holes and put gravel in them. Next week, the holes will be filled with cement and poles will be placed. On the following week, a chain-link fence will be wrapped around the poles to finalize the installation.
The digging process was made faster with the aid of City Councilor Jonathan Weydt, who brought his company J.W. Waterproofing's Bobcat machine. City official Barry LaCasse contributed to the effort. Also in attendance were dog park advocates Councilor Shannon Heagney and former Councilor Roxanne Houghton.
Volunteers were fueled by hot dogs donated by Tex Barry's Coney Island.
Volunteers are needed the next two Sundays at 10 a.m. to continue the installation. If you would like to help, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.