St. Peters Rotary Club is hosting the event, which they hope will raise money toward the club's $30,000 commitment for naming rights to the park, said Christine Rutherford, events chair.
The "Bark for the Park" event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It will feature a vendor fair, food available to purchase at the Gator Island Grill, a parade at 9:30 a.m. and dog show at 11 a.m. Categories include "wiggliest butt," "best vocal performance," "best purebred," and "best mirror image dog and owner" among others. Cost is $5 for each category entered.
Cost to participate in the parade is $20 for humans, which includes a t-shirt, and an optional $5 for dogs, which includes a bandana. Attendees will also be able to view plans for the dog park.
Rutherford said raising funds for the dog park is a way to get the Rotary Club out into the community.
"A lot of people aren't familiar with Rotary," she said. "We are a civic charitable organization. We contribute to projects locally and internationally."
Rutherford, who has two dogs of her own, said this dog park will be convenient because it's located near a major highway in the middle of St. Charles County.
"It's a great
park to have a dog park at," she said. "You have the lake, all kinds of trails,
wide open spaces. Having a water feature at the dog park I
think will be an added bonus."