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Sled Dog Festival off and running


By Bonnie Shelton

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Man's best friend hit the snow Saturday at Willow Springs Garden. Mushers and their teams raced to beat the clock and win bragging rights at the second-annual event.

Snowshoeing and a winter camping exhibit also kept visitors busy. Organizers said sled dog racing is not only popular because of the dogs, but because it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the colder months.

"The emphasis for us is to get people up out of their chairs in the wintertime and to enjoy the winter in Wisconsin," said Willow Springs Garden owner Dennis Griffin.

Organizers said they are already planning for next year.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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