Press release: “Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye again invites animal lovers to Barktoberfest, a celebration of Prince William County’s (PWC) furriest residents. This year, the event is being held in conjunction with the Chinn Regional Library Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, 22192.”

“Attendees can connect with local resources and service providers for pets, and learn how they can get involved in animal advocacy efforts ranging from volunteering at the shelter or dog park to fostering opportunities. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at the event, and costumes are encouraged in the spirit of the season. Barktoberfest will feature:”

  • Animal adoptions

  • Pet-friendly photo booth

  • Dog agility course

  • Free treats, tennis balls, & other giveaways

  • Resources & services for pet owners

  • Ways to support animal welfare in PWC

“Exhibitors include the PWC Animal Shelter, PWC SPCA, PWC Dogs (the volunteer group for K9 Gunner Dog Park), Dapper Chap Cofee, Dirty Dogs Mobile Grooming, Feisty Dog Xchange, Mr. Woof Dog Care, Squishy Face Crew of Virginia, Petsuites of Manassas, Operation Paws for Homes and Wagging Warriors.”

“Additionally, the Chinn Fall Festival will offer a range of children’s activities, a petting zoo, crafts, music, food trucks and a used book sale. Seals on Wheels, the PWC Circuit Court Clerk’s mobile service center, will also be there offering services such as the filing of applications for marriage licenses and notaries.”


The aquatics facility at the Chinn Center in Woodbridge. [Photo: Courtesy Prince William County]
Prince William County Parks and Recreation: “The Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center team is looking for assistance at our upcoming Kids for Kids Triathlon on Sunday, September 17. This event is largely successful because of volunteer support. We are looking for volunteers to join us at 6 a.m. to help.”


Editor's note: Meeting reporter Natalie Villalobos documented this event. Her notes were used to produce this story. Click here and learn more about becoming a meeting reporter and covering our local news.

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