The Happy Hounds Dog Walk, which benefits the Rockford Dog Park, will hold their first planning meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the office of Blakeslee Rop Attorneys, 240 Northland Dr., Rockford. The group is looking for help in the following areas: sponsorship, entertainment, logistics, advertising/marketing, and volunteer recruitment. If you plan to attend, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend but would still like to help, please e-mail with your interest. Feel free to invite others you think will be valuable to the planning process.