The St. Charles County Parks Department will host its 8th Annual Paws in the Park celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Broemmelsiek Park, 1615 Schwede Rd., off of Highway DD (Winghaven Blvd.) in Wentzville. This year’s event will be held inside the unique off-leash dog area of the park, which features a large pond for dogs to splash around and play in. Pet lovers from across the region will attend this fun, free off-leash dog-festival packed with contests, prizes, sponsor giveaways, and K-9 and obedience skills demonstrations.
Beginning at 11 a.m., Ares, a specially trained dog from the St. Charles County Sheriff K-9 Unit, will conduct a drug search with a seized car, followed by a suspect tracking
exhibit in the park. At noon, a local trainer from Helping Hounds Training will showcase her dogs with obedience and skills demonstrations.