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Drive-thru chicken BBQ raising money for Como Lake Bark Park in Lancaster

Organizers will soon be starting construction on a 1.5-acre, off-leash dog park at Como Lake Park.

LANCASTER, N.Y. — On Sunday, people enjoyed a chicken dinner knowing their money is going toward giving dogs a place to roam free without a leash.

A Weidner BBQ drive-thru chicken dinner fundraiser was held at the Twin District Volunteer Fire Company located at 4999 William Street in Lancaster, from noon until 4 p.m., or when they sold out. 

The event was hosted by Lancaster Unleashed, a local nonprofit that has been working with the Erie County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to build a 1.5-acre "Bark Park" at Como Lake Park. 

The park is expected to begin construction this summer, and the dog park will reside near the Bowen Road entrance to Como Lake.

Chicken dinners are $12 and include a half BBQ chicken, buttered spuds, cole slaw, and a roll. Presale tickets were also available at www.comolakebarkpark.org for pickup between noon and 3 p.m.