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Town in Lancaster County is finalist for dog park contest

Four communities will receive $25,000 to build a dog park through the contest. The winners will be decided by votes, and Ephrata wants your help.

EPHRATA, Pa. — A local borough in Lancaster County is hoping to win a contest that would help them build a new dog park, and you can help!

Voting is now open for PetSafe's "Bark For Your Park" contest. It's a nationwide contest with 30 finalists, including Ephrata. 

As part of the contest, four communities will receive $25,000 and nine communities will receive $5,000. 

A blueprint of what Ephrata plans to build is below.

Credit: WPMT

Ephrata officials say they're planning to build the park regardless, but the prize money from the contest would go a long way to help. 

"The 25,000 [dollars] will be used to purchase items like playground and training equipment, benches, signage, all kinds of things. All the amenities you would find in a community dog park," said Joy Ashley, the Executive Director of Mainspring of Ephrata.

Construction on the 40,000-square-foot park will begin in September. 

Those interested in voting can participate here. Participants can vote daily through Aug. 31. 

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