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Easter in the Park
Sunday, April 11
11 am to 5 pm
(weather permitting; GALT will not attend if it rains)

If you and your family are looking for something fun to do this Easter, join the GALT family and attend the annual rite of spring, the 19th annual “Easter in The Park” at Lee Park, on Turtle Creek Boulevard, between Lemmon Avenue and North Hall Street on Easter Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is such a big draw for the entire community that 8,000 to 12,000 people attend each year. Blankets, picnic baskets, music, family, children and dogs are in order at this day of fun in the sun. “Easter in The Park” benefits Turtle Creek Association, which has a primary focus of enhancing, preserving and protecting the Turtle Creek corridor.

GALT will have their tent in the usual spot on the south side of Turtle Creek . We encourage all of GALT’s family to come out, bring your greyhound(s), family and enjoy the festivities to spread the word of greyhounds as companion pets to all!

Bring a covered dish, drink of choice, join in GALT’s picnic and enjoy the day. The festivities begin with the famous “Pooch Parade,” a parade and costume contest with more than 150 dogs vying for special awards and prizes. The entry fee for all dogs is $10.00. The award winners for “Small Dog,” “Large Dog,” “Owner/Pet Look-Alike” and “Best Dressed” get special prizes coveted each year. Registration for the “Pooch Parade” begins at 11 a.m. at the Turtle Creek Association tent on Turtle Creek Boulevard, between North Hall and Lemmon Avenue. Cleo and Max Estrada have been contestants for the past 3 years, and will certainly be there this year.

Jan Strimple will serve as Grand Marshal of the “Pooch Parade.” The Master of Ceremonies will be Mattie Roberts, host of the television program, “Mornings with Mattie” on TXCN-TV and television celebrity Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelorette.” Celebrity Judges of the “Pooch Parade” to date include Rob Brinkley, Home design editor, PaperCity Magazine; Restaurateur Monica Greene; Realtor Joseph Gullotto; Tracy Anchor Hayes, editor of Fashion!Dallas, The Dallas Morning News; Radio host of KDGE-FM/102.1, Chris Jagger; Michael Jenkins, Executive Director of The Dallas Summer Musicals; Dallas City Councilwoman Veletta Forsythe Lill; Richard Baker, managing director, The Mansion on Turtle Creek; model Jan Strimple

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform for an hour with a selection of popular songs to fit everyone’s tastes at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please come out and join us for a Greyt day of fun and relaxation – greyhound style!


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