'Dog Days of Summer' weekend July 9-10 at Mansfield mill

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MANSFIELD -- Historic Mansfield Roller Mill will host Mansfield's third annual Dog Days of Summer weekend on July 9-10.

The mill will offer shopping, vendors and many dog-themed activities all weekend.

Visitors can join in the fun by signing up for a pet contest or participating in a covered-bridge dog walk both Saturday and Sunday. Registration for both activities will be at Fox's Overlook.

All proceeds from the dog walk will go to the SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) clinic.

The mill will be open both days of the festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to explore this historic facility's three stories, which contain original 1880s milling equipment. Grinding demonstrations are scheduled both days of the festival.

The accompanying gift shop will have a variety of items for sale, including fresh stone-ground cornmeal.

Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is managed by Raccoon State Recreation Area and is located six miles south of U.S. 36, off State Road 59 in Mansfield.

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