Costume-clad canines raise money for dog park

People dressed up their dogs and brought them out to Bicentennial Park for a "howling" good time.

The Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park are howling for a good time and dressing up their dogs.

Sunday's "Howl-oween" costume spectacular raised money for the group's ongoing efforts to bring a no leash park to Bicentennial Park.

This year's dog costume judges included NBC 25's Ahmad Bajjey.

"We have a contest for different categories of costumes. As I said this is the third year we have done it. It's to raise money for the Grand Blanc Dog Park. As you come into Bicentennial Park you can see we are about halfway done so we are looking forward to opening in the Spring," said Vanessa Ferguson, Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park.

Unplanned construction is slowing down the construction of the park.

The group also needs about $2,500 to open by Spring.