‘Dine to Donate’ to help dog park

Organizers of a dog park for Sartell’s Pinecone Central Park have been trying to raise funds for the facility’s fencing, and the latest effort involves the Blue Line Sports Bar and Grill in the city.

From 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 20 percent of each customer’s bill will be donated to the dog-park fencing fund. That applies to sit-down dining as well as take-out orders.

Those who order food that day at Blue Line should remember to mention the dog-park fencing when their order is taken so the 20-percent donation will apply.

The Blue Line donation project is just one of several “Dine to Donate” venues organizers have been setting up in the Sartell and St. Cloud areas. More will be announced in the near future.

In the meantime, there are many other options for donating. Donations are accepted at Sartell City Hall, Knotty Paws, Advanced Care Pet Hospital and Pine Cone Pet Hospital. Donations can also be made via the Initiative Foundation. It can be contacted at 877-632-9255 or at info@ifound.org. Donations can also be made online at givemn.razoo.com/story/Sartell-Dogpac.

A group of Sartell dog enthusiasts, known as DogPAC, has been working for more than a year to help the dog park become a reality. The Sartell City Council has approved acreage for the facility in the north area of Central Park. DogPAC members have done extensive research into amenities they’d like to see in the dog park. However, the first order of business is to get enough money to fence in the park. Volunteers have already staked off the perimeter. Once the fencing goes up, dogs and their owners can happily romp within its confines.

In the future, the organizers hope to have water stations and some other features to make the park fun and relaxing for both people and their pets.

Dennis Dalman

Dennis Dalman


Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.
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