If you've been wondering what the family is going to do on the 4th of July, here's a great way to start the day. Join KHAK for a Critter Cruise through Cedar Rapids, all to support Deafinitely Dogs.

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Load the family, and your dog(s), into your vehicle, and head over to Dr. Fitzgerald and Associates. Check-in will start on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. Then, at 10 a.m., the Critter Cruise will head out on Williams Boulevard S.W. and eventually stop at Bandana's Bar-B-Q on 3707 1st Ave. S.E. It will make the loop three times all told, but if you're not able to stay with it that long, no worries. The final stop will be at Bandana's where you can park, order food, and enjoy lunch, while social distancing.

To take part, just make a $20 donation, per vehicle, to Deafinitely Dogs. You receive a patriotic t-shirt and a removable sticker. Pre-registration is encouraged. You can pre-register HERE. If that's not possible, you can still register the morning of the event from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Dr. Fitzgerald and Associates. We'll see you there!

The event is a fundraiser for Deafinitely Dogs. The organization trains and places service dogs with people to help them be more independent. Their dogs are paired with individuals and families not only in eastern Iowa but around the nation.  And the dogs choose who will become their owner, which I absolutely love. Watch this:

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