Strut your mutt May 5 in support of Norwalk River Valley Trail

The Mutt Strut Committee: From left, Charlie Taney, NRVT; Amy Bertolino, Ridgefield; Jason Howard, Redding; Helen Rendell Baker, Wilton; Mike Mushak and David Westmoreland, Norwalk. (Contributed)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:


Norwalk River Valley Trail launches Mutt Strut in Norwalk

The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) will launch the first annual Mutt Strut on May 5th, 10 AM – 2 PM. The Mutt Strut in Norwalk will start at the Pine Island Historic Cemetery, next to the rear parking lot behind the Lockwood Mathews Mansion. The Mutt Strut will go to the Maritime Museum and back. The event will raise funds for further construction of the NRVT.  Mutt Struts will also take place on sections of the NRVT in Wilton and Ridgefield.

The Mutt Strut leader in Norwalk is Mike Mushak.

The entry fee is $30 per family, kids free. There’s a reduced fee of $20 for early registration, April 15 cutoff.  Families are welcome to bring multiple dogs.  The Mutt Strut will include dog selfie stations, dog goody bags and a grand prize for the best dog costume.

Registration is at http://muttstrut.nrvt-trail.com

Title Sponsors are the Canine Company and Jennifer B. Toll.  Town sponsors for Norwalk are Bankwell, Broad River Animal Hospital, Norwalk Animal Hospital and VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center.

For questions or more information, contact Charlie Taney at [email protected]



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One comment

Rick April 21, 2018 at 9:18 pm

This is great, Norwalk is breaking the mold and all previous precautions making this probably an unique pilot program. Instead of gates and big old iron fence and shutting it down at dusk this will be a nice open spot for everyone to enjoy at all hours of the day.

Its the Mansion that got the fence or am I mistaken?

Its actually nice in a city that has hit rock bottom.



donations for a security camera would be suggested as well , our city is hosting some of the most dangerous gangs and criminal elements the State of Ct has. Continued vandalism and tagging exists so a few cans of paint remover with the camera would be good as well.

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