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Epworth wins $25,000 for dog park

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EPWORTH (KWWL) -

Epworth may soon have a new dog park, thanks to a recent contest.

They finished as a runner up in PetSafe Brand's 2015 Bark for your Park Contest, earning $25,000 towards a new, off-leash dog park.

Epworth finished with the highest percentage of votes to the community's population, and won the Bark from your Heart award.  They had a total of 27,504 votes.

More than 1,000 communities across the country participated in the contest.

Jacksonville, Illinois won the grand prize of $100,000, with nearly 55,000 votes.

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