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Separate events in Greenville this weekend focused on pets, history

Hill’s Fort in Greenville.
Hill’s Fort in Greenville. Courtesy image

Humane Society to hold “Paws in the Park” event

The Bond County Humane Society will hold its “Paws in the Park” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.

The event, which will be held rain or shine, will include a pet parade, pet photos, raffles, a police K-9 demonstration, pet contests, micro-chipping, a silent auction, pet nail trimming/polishing, a meet-and-greet with adoptable dogs, a cutest pet photo contest, food and drinks and children’s activities.

For more information, visit bondcohs.petfinder.com.

Hill’s Fort to host “Living History Weekend”

History is not just taught in the classroom, but also taught through experiences.

Sept. 16-18 is a great time for you and your family to “experience” history as it actually occurred near Greenville in 1814.

The Hill’s Fort Society is sponsoring Hill’s Fort Living History Weekend at the Hill’s Fort reconstructed site on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum, off Route 127, just south of exit 45 from I-70. There will be reenactors there all three days, as well as traders and sutlers. Also featured will be the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corp from St. Charles, Mo., and the 2nd Regiment U.S. Artillery from Florissant, Mo. 

Friday is School Day. The reconstructed fort has grown to include the two-story blockhouse and two cabins. If you haven’t visited lately, come out and see all the work that has been done.