The biggest question about that is soon to be opened was: Who is going to pick up all those poops?
Kristen Hickey and Anna Colanduoni, the two Girl Scouts who have been building the facility along Route 100 in Lone Lane Park, had a sensible answer: “Why, the dog owners, of course.“
The 13-year old girls, members of Troop 6932, addressed the Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board on Sept. 29. They explained the progress of their effort, which currently covers about three-quarters of an acre and still requires 50 more feet of fence that could cost $5,000, according to board officials.
The scouts, who stand to win a Silver Award, the highest award given to girls at the Cadette level, have already raised $732 in a bake sale, a dog wash and the groundbreaking on June 11.
“Some people paid us $100 just for washing their dog,“ Hickey said. At that rate, without some other backing, they’d need to wash about 43 more dogs for $100 to reach the goal.
The dog park will open some time next year, as soon as the fence is completed.