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Mesquite, TX - March 8, 2018 - Not going to make it to Kentucky this year for the Derby, but still want to wear the hat? Join us at Opal Lawrence Historical Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on April 28 with your best canine friend for Derby Dog Day.
The event, hosted by Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) in conjunction with the Mesquite Animal Services and the Parks and Recreation Department, is our way of celebrating one of America’s most “decorated” events, but also the love between dogs and their humans.
“We’re planning all sorts of activities,” said Charlene Orr, Executive Director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. “There’ll be a dog/human hat contest, a photo booth, pet adoptions and more. If you don’t have a hat, we’ll even have a build-your-own station.”
And what would a Kentucky Derby celebration be without mint juleps? These drinks, however, will be non-alcoholic so everyone can enjoy them.
The event is free; however, all dog owners must present up-to-date shot records at the entrance. If your dog needs to be vaccinated, the mobile clinic will be available and on-site (fees are set by the clinic itself).
Tours of the S.D. Lawrence House and the grounds are also free during the event. Dog sitting will be available while owners are in the house. For more information, call the HMI office at 972-216-6468.