The seventh annual Dragging the Gut Festival revved up Friday and continued through Saturday, attracting vehicles, people and music to downtown McMinnville. What started as a nostalgia-laced, ...

 

 


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Homeward Bound Pet Run/Walk

September 10, 2016

Homeward Bound Pets’ annual 5k Ruff Ruff Run and 1 Mile Wag Walk will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Joe Dancer Park, 1650 S.E. Brooks St., McMinnville. Awards will be given to the first dog, woman, man and youth to cross the finish line. Face painting, free nail trims for dogs and holistic dog food samples will be available.

The cost of the run is $25 with preregistration at hbpets.org or $30 on the day of the event. For more information, call the shelter at 971-237-1604.

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