Eagle Scout Troop constructs new benches for Alaqua

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Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge, Tom Marse, Scoutmaster Troop 562, Felix Potter, Michael Marse, and Alex Lamberson on one of benches made for Alaqua.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:55 AM.

Alaqua Animal Refuge recently received five new wooden benches constructed and donated by area Eagle Scout Troop 562. The benches were created as a community project and will enhance the environment at Alaqua’s Unleashed Dog Park.

Located in South Walton County on J.D. Miller Road, Alaqua Unleashed offers a great place for dogs to run, play and enjoy some fun in the Florida sun, year round. The park, which opened in the spring of 2011, currently offers agility and obedience training classes. Future plans include a landscaped and sheltered seating area; sections for large, small and senior/handicapped dogs; restrooms; a hiking area and a water feature. Long-term plans also call for the park to include a concert area and more for community events in the future.

“We are so grateful that Troop 562 chose Alaqua’s Unleashed Dog Park as the recipient of these beautiful wooden benches,” said Laurie Hood, Alaqua owner and founder. “They will be a beautiful addition to the park.”

Alaqua Unleashed is supported through memberships, sponsorships and donations. To become a sponsor, visit www.alaquaanimalrefuge.com or call 880-6399.

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