Developing Bristol Dog Park Adds $10,000 Donation From Food City
Food City is gifting the City of Bristol over $10,000 for a new dog park in development.
Kevin Stafford, Food City Vice President for Marketing presented the check to Bristol, TN Vice Mayor Mahlon Lutrell Wednesday night during Food City Family Race Night. The total check worth $10,128, is divided into a $7,628 donation from Food City customers through checkout, while the other portion of $2,500 was donated from a corporate contribution through Food City.
“Food City is so proud of our community and our associates for coming together to provide funding for a dog park adjacent to our Virginia Avenue location,” Stafford said. “We love our furry friends and our customers are certainly excited about this new park they can enjoy in Bristol.”
The park, which is planned to be located on Virginia Avenue behind Food City, has also received a $25,000 grant from the Boyd Foundation. Crews have completed some demolition work, and are moving forward with installation of fences and other unique features to the park. Bristol’s existing dog park, otherwise known as the “Bark Park”, is located on Vance Drive on the upper tier of Charlie Robinette Park.