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Bark For Your Park
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Promoters in Oak Forest continue to rally voters for the Bark for your Park contest for $100,000.
Update Oak Forest is less than 35,000 votes out of first place, according to contest figures. In addition to the usual voting methods, those who answer a particular question correctly can get an extra seven votes on Friday. Visit Oak Forest Patch's Facebook page to see details, provided by the committee behind Oak Forest's effort, on Friday's question. Original story Oak Forest is now holding a slim lead over Lynchburg, VA, and pushed into second place Friday in a contest for a $100,000 toward a dog park. Late last month, Oak Forest pulled ahead of south suburban neighbor Orland Park to take third in the Bark for your Park contest, put on by PetSafe. If it can hold on to second place, Oak Forest will win $25,000 toward a dog park. The …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Patch has the info you need to vote in the PetSafe Bark for your Park contest.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Vote twice a day and watch the community video to help push O Fo over the top.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Bark for your Park contest to win $100,000 continues until Aug. 1. The last week of voting will "go dark."
Just nine days ago, Oak Forest trailed by 15,000 votes behind second place Lynchburg, VA. Both cities are among the 15 finalists for the Bark for your Park contest, the winner of which receives $100,000 for a dog park. Now, with several weeks of voting left, Oak Forest has pulled to within 4,000 votes and has largely left behind south suburban neighbor Orland Park, who sits in fourth place. A second-place finish for Oak Forest would bring a $25,000 prize and reward the enormous effort community members have put forth in recent weeks. Voting continues through Aug. 1 and will "go dark" for the last week. Here's how you can vote for Oak Forest: Join the conversation. Like Oak Forest Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Watch O Fo's community video and vote twice a day on PetSafe.net's site and Facebook page.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Visit PetSafe.net or watch the video on PetSafe's Facebook page.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Oak Forest's video for the Bark for your Park finals is posted on the PetSafe Facebook page and on YouTube. Viewing the video can help get extra votes in the $100,000 contest.
Check out the community video the Bark for a Park committee put together as part of the national contest to win $100,000 for a dog park. Finalists in the contest needed to submit a video. Officials and members of the community contributed to its production. The community video with the most views will get an extra 1000 votes. You also can find the video on PetSafe's Facebook page. Like Oak Forest Patch on Facebook!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Laura Clemons says she was contacted by an Orland Park trustee who reportedly wrote the contest organizers with concerns about the neighboring communities competing.
Oak Forest has topped neighbor Orland Park to take the third place spot in a national dog park competition where the winner gets $100,000. As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oak Forest is about 300 votes up on Orland and more than 15,000 votes behind the second place community, Lynchburg, VA. Competition in the south suburbs for the Nos. 3 and 4 spots appears to be heating up. Ald. Laura Clemons of Oak Forest's 1st Ward said she was called this week by Orland Trustee Patricia Gira, Sun-Times Media reports. Gira reportedly wrote the company behind the "Bark for your Park" contest, PetSafe, with concerns that a close competition between neighbors might hurt voting. Voting continues through July 31. Here's how you can vote for Oak Forest: Like Oak …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Vote twice a day, once on the Petsafe.net site and again on its Facebook page.