Police dogs featured at upcoming Bash

Apr 22, 2012

GREENVILLE - A new attraction at this Saturday's annual Back Street Bash in downtown Greevnille will include demonstrations of area police dog abilities.

Joining German Shepherd, Ceiko, from the Greenville PD, will be Belgian Shepherds, Bo and Marek, from the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, German Shepherd, Caro, from the Wylie Police Department, and Belgian Malinois, Braunie and Jammer, from the United States Police Canine Association, Region 20.

Spectators can witness any of a number of dog skills from sniffing out illegal contraband to taking down a suspect.

Two demonstrations are scheduled, one beginning at for 11 am, and one schedule to begin at 1 pm. They will be located near the corner of St. John and Jordan streets downtown.

One of the principal organizers and sponsors of the Back Street Bark portion of the festival is Lauri Rocky of the Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center.

Live music, a crawfish/shrimp boil, community garage sale and arts and craft vendors are also part of the fun.

The Back Street Bash is organized by the Friends of Main Street.