Pictured left to right are: Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker; 3rd place winner Jessica Jambol and her son Mason from Smithtown with their “Trick or Treater Dog”; first place winner Lea Cohen from Franklin Square with Marshmallow the hot dog cart; County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife Linda with their two Dachsunds Max and Rocky; and second place winners the Tsang Family from Bellmore Jennifer, Tim, Trevor and Jaden with Lucy the workout dog.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that his first annual Nassau Barkfest which was held earlier today at the County’s Eisenhower dog park was a tremendous success with over 500 pets participating in the parade and pet contest and 700 dogs visiting the dog park. The free event was sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus Long Island, Long Island’s K98.3, Anton Community Newspapers/Long Island Weekly and Naudus Communications/South Shore Tribune.
In addition to the costume contest and parade many rescue groups and animal friendly organizations were on site to celebrate.
“It was great to see so many pet owners enjoying our park today and participating in our first annual Nassau Barkfest parade and costume contest,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank our sponsors Pet Supplies Plus Long Island, Long Island’s K98.3, Anton Community Newspapers/Long Island Weekly and Naudus Communications/South Shore Tribune for their generosity. For many of us our pets are members of our family and this was a great way to enjoy a nice afternoon together at one of our newest dog parks.”