PHOENIX — An Arizona woman collects her first prize winnings on Wednesday.
A dog food company will give Linda Nichols $10,000, while also donating a half a million dollars for a project that will have dogs in the northern part of the state wagging their tails.
Nichols is this year’s winner of an annual contest held by Beneful Dog Food.
“Each year, we invite our consumers to answer the question, ‘If you had $500,000 to create a dream dog park where you and your best buddy can play together, what would you do?'” asked Moronke Tyler, spokeswoman for Beneful.
Nichols won for her fire station-themed idea for the Willow Creek Dog Park in Prescott Valley.
“It will have a fire truck play area, fire hose-shaped tunnels and a covered firehouse lounge area with tables for owners to enjoy,” Tyler said.
It will also have a fire hydrant.
“There will be some misting elements in the park that meet all of the guidelines that are set by the city that will have a hydrant theme,” she laughed. “We’re hoping that the dogs will enjoy the water and not some of the other ‘benefits.'”
The groundbreaking and unveiling of the park’s design will be revealed Wednesday during ceremonies that are only open to certain Prescott Valley dignitaries.
The park is expected to be open to the public by Thanksgiving.
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