Two pageant winners use platform to make Copperas Cove more pet- - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Two pageant winners use platform to make Copperas Cove more pet-friendly

Source: KXXV Source: KXXV
COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

Two Central Texas Pageant winners are using their service platform to make their city more pet-friendly.

Allyssa and Emily Kimball are two out of 17 winners of the 2018 Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant, a pageant that gives $75,000 to people looking to make a difference in their communities.

"My service platform is keeping Copperas Cove beautiful, so I help teach kids how to recycle and compost in their community and the importance of it and then I also raise money for the keep copperas cove beautiful organization," Allyssa Kimball said.

"Mine ensuring the humane treatment of animals, so what I like to do is make sure the animals in Copperas Cove are well-taken care of," Emily Kimball said.

Which is why the sisters have partnered together to combine both their platforms with one big project.

"We are trying to get a dog park here in Cove so that animals and their owners have a place where they can have fun as well," Allyssa said.

As of now the closest dog park to Copperas Cove is in Killeen, which is why the Kimball girls are trying to raise $65,000 to build the cities first-ever dog park.

The park would have a large and small dog fenced section, water fountains and 15 pieces of equipment for the dogs to play.

"Animals deserve to be treated like humans too because they are not just things that we can kick around and mess around with. We have to take care of them," Emily said.

And the girls say a 1-acre dog park built in Ogletree Gap Park would do just that.

The Kimball girls say they would like to have the park built in the next year. They are now looking for sponsors to help them make that happen. If you would like to help, you can email fivehillspageant@gmail.com or call the Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation Department.

Copyright 2018 KXXV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:59 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:05:55 GMT
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:20:32 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:05:24 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:12:25 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:00:06 GMT
    Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

    More >>

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly