Patriot's Park will turn into a dog city Saturday as the annual Paws In The Park event is held.
This is the eight year that Bond County Humane Society has sponsored the day-long event. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
A variety of activities and contests will take place throughout the day.
Registration for the pet contests open at 9 a.m. with the competition getting underway at 11 a.m. and continuing every 30 minutes. The contests include fastest fetch, best kisser, best series of tricks, best barker/howler, prettiest pure and mixed breed dogs, best dressed, best human/canine companion look-alikes.
Those entering the fetch contest should bring their pet's favorite fetch item.
The wag-n-walk will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. at the park. The winner is the owner collecting the most pledges.
A cutest pet photo contest will be conducted. Individuals must submit their pictures to the humane society by Friday.
The blessing of the animals is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. It will be done by Pastor Shalom Renner from the Greenville First United Methodist Church.
The pet agility course will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pet photos can be taken during the same hours. The booth for personalized paw prints will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also scheduled are fly ball demonstrations, beginning at 10 a.m. and being conducted every 45 minutes, police K-9 unit demonstrations, and a microchipping clinic from 1 to 3 p.m.
Area residents, with or without dogs, are invited to attend the event.
The Greenville Advocate September 15, 2011 page 1