Vision Cashiers: Mark Jones thanks the “Puppy Patrons”

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Vision Cashiers, a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to improving the cashier community, recently welcomed Jackson County Commissioner Mark Jones to the new Cashiers Dog Park.

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Jackson County Commissioners Mark Jones and Paul Robshaw, Co-Founders and Directors of Vision Cashiers

Vision Cashiers, a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to improving the cashier community, recently welcomed Jackson County Commissioner Mark Jones to the new Cashiers Dog Park. Paul Robshaw, co-founder and director of Vision Cashiers, showed Jones around the park, which is a collaboration between the County Parks and Recreation Department and Vision Cashiers.

The project was announced last December and is designed to provide dog owners and their furry friends with a safe and clean environment in which to socialize and move around. Located next to the Cashiers Rec Center between the ball fields and across from the Plateau facility’s new Boys and Girls Club, the land was donated by the county. Jackson County built the park with funding from Vision Cashiers and will continue to do so in the future. A picnic area and a water fountain will soon be installed.

Vision Cashiers was hired to increase the expected budget of $ 50,000. The group decided to solicit donations of $ 100 to $ 1,000 and raised nearly $ 63,000 in just a few months. The 166 donors, referred to as “Puppy Patrons”, are listed on the sign greeting visitors to the park, along with the names of their dogs. A public art project and a collaboration with the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society are also being planned. Visit www.visioncashiers.com to learn more about the Cashiers Dog Park or to join community working groups.

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