The first ever Christian County Bark for Life got underway Saturday morning at the Little River Walking Trail to raise money for a good cause.
Participants and their dogs got in for only a 10 dollar registration fee and a good crowd was on hand when it officially kicked off at 10 am. Organizer Dian Goss says she enjoyed similar events in Chattanooga when she lived there and approached local Relay for Life organizers about starting one in Hopkinsville.
Several vendors and other pet-related organizations had set up booths in the morning hours, including the Christian County Animal Shelter which had three dogs ready to be adopted.
Officials said 82 dogs were registered to participate, but that many residents came without pets jut to see the sites and to be part of the action. Ms. Goss also reminded residents that this year's Relay for Life will be June 7th at the Stadium of Champions on Lafayette Road.