Residents of Lincoln Parish, it’s time to have some fun and bonding time with man’s best friend.
Ruston Parks and Recreation will host their eighth annual Furry Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area.
The community is strongly encouraged to come out with their dogs. It is a noncompetitive event and includes a mile walk. Also, this is a time for the community to socialize with other pet owners. Each year there are roughly 200 participants.
A few residents living on Barnett Springs Street are concerned about pedestrians and cyclists who travel the roadway.
They say the state-owned highway is too narrow and hilly, and most motorists travel well above the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour.
“I would say the most significant problem is people speeding,” said Edward Bell, who has lived on the street for more than five years. “Almost all the time, cars are going 35, 40, 50 or 55 miles per hour. And probably 80-85 percent of the traffic does not slow down at all when they pass by pedestrians.”