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Texarkana, Texas wins dog park contest

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Texarkana, Texas is the winner of the Pet Safe "Bark for your Park" contest. 

The Texas-side has spent the last few months rallying for community support.

The town received 144,706 votes in the large city division. The prize is $100,000 to go toward a new dog park.

The proposed name for the park is the Kylee Sullivan Dog Park. 

Organizers say the park will be in honor of the 7-year old who was killed in the 2010 Albert Pike flood. 

Kylee's mother, Amanda Willis, says her daughter was an avid animal lover and was always saving or raising money for the animal shelter. 

Texarkana, Arkansas won the same national contest with 167,000 votes last year. 

The Texarkana, Arkansas dog park is expected to be completed in August.
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