A group in Lawrenceville is working to create the Bernard Dog Run, an off-leash dog park under the 40th Street Bridge. They’d like to invite everyone in Polish Hill to a Spaghetti Dinner fundraising event for the dog park on March 2 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Teamster’s Hall, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $11.00 in advance, or $13.00 at the door; and it’s free for children under 10. The evening will include entertainment, silent auctions and traditional Italian music for more than 750 guests.The Bernard Dog Run community initiative was named in honor of the late Jay Bernard, a Lawrenceville resident, businessman and abandoned dog advocate. Mr. Bernard pioneered neighborhood involvement in Lawrenceville, serving as a catalyst for community activities including Art All Night, the Joy of Cookies Tour and the Lawrenceville House Tour. He founded The Boys of Lawrenceville, a benevolent organization of gay men in Lawrenceville, and created its Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser to benefit local families and organizations. The Lawrenceville Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner returns after a more than four-year hiatus to serve as the major annual fund-raiser for the Bernard Dog Run community initiative.
Some dog owners in Polish Hill have mentioned that they’d like to have an off-leash park nearby, so this park will be a benefit for our residents as well. We hope you will support this project!