— Frostburg State University juniors Joice Fields, David Laurencio and Maureen Sciannella play with Max, an adoptable beagle mix from the Allegany County Animal Shelter. The university Residence Hall Association, in parternship with the shelter, hosted the school’s first “Slush Puppies” on campus Tuesday afternoon. The shelter brought five dogs to visit with students, who have been preparing for final exams. RHA volunteers provided snow cones. The goal of the event was to provide an afternoon of fun and relaxation for students, as well as companionship for the shelter animals.
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