GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park played host to doggies and their humans at the 2nd Annual Bark-n-Brew Pup-toberfest fundraiser. The event, organized by GRDP Board Members and volunteers, featured food and beverages, apple cider and donuts, music, homemade doggies treats and lots of puppy fun! 

While the event wrapped up a little early because of rain, it was still a “resounding success” according to John Burgoyne, the Glen Rock Dog Park’s Fundraising Chair. "This was a great event that brought people from Glen Rock and other areas together to safely socialize and enjoy our beautiful new dog park,” he said.

Christine Pfeiffer, one of the event organizers, said, “What a fun event! I can’t help thinking about how on January 1, 2020 when we officially dedicated the Glen Rock Dog Park. We had no idea this year would bring so many challenges. To have this safe, outdoor community gathering place is just amazing and the timing could not have been better!”

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The initial Pup-toberfest, the brainchild of Keller Williams dynamic duo Karen Ranno Boyle and Felicia Goldberg, was held at the Glen Rock Athletic Club prior to the opening of the new dog park. The 2019 event drew over 100 attendees. This year’s event was even more popular with both the registration list and the waitlist maxing out.

One attendee noted, “This is the best dog park I’ve ever been to. I don’t live in Glen Rock, but I love coming here with my dog.  The park is so beautiful and the people I meet are so nice.”

The event was free, thanks to many generous donations of food and beverages, however monetary donations to the non-profit were gratefully accepted. All monies raised are used for the continued maintenance and enhancement of the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park, a 501c3 non-profit. EIN# 47-5005221.

The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park was built at no cost to the Borough of Glen Rock through the efforts of the non-profit group founded by Glen Rock resident (and Girl Scout) Michelle Hillock. The park is the only canine recreation park in the United States dedicated specifically to the 9/11 Search and Rescue dogs.

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