Registration begins at 8:30, with special attractions leading the
pet parade to the courthouse at 9:30. If you want to just walk in
the parade, that is free. However, if you want to be eligible to win
one of the door prizes, the cost is $5. Dog-sitters will be provided
if owners would like to do some shopping.
You can also do an early
registration of your dog for the pageant or photo contest or both at
$5 each. Pageant categories are best dressed, cutest, most kisses in
15 seconds, most spots (real or fake -- be creative), most tail wags
in 15 seconds, best dancer, best pet trick and Abe's choice. The
photo contest (submitted snapshots may be altered) has categories of
pet and owner look-alike, funniest, cutest, fluffiest, and most
unique characteristics. If registering the day of event, a $2
assessment will be added for the pageant and photo gallery contests.
After enjoying the parade, pageant and photo gallery, educational
activities will be held at Scully Park. "Pet Ownership is Not Just a
Walk in the Park" will feature wading pools for the dogs as well as
some demonstrations and displays. Adoptable dogs will also be a part
of the fun. Logan County Animal Control will be asking for the
community to "Stuff the Doghouse" with donations for the shelter. So
bring old collars, blankets, toys, food or anything else that these
loving animals might need.
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Many donations and sponsorships have
been provided by the following:
- Donations -- Abe's Carmelcorn, Action Rental, Beans & Such,
Big Paws, Hallmark, IGA, Jonie Tibbs, MKS, Mustard Moon, Prairie
Years, Pet Grooming by Toni, Serendipity Stitches, Sherwin
Williams, Sports Plus and Treasure Chest.
- Sponsorships -- Advanced Carpet Cleaning, Best Friends Animal
Hospital, Cha-Dai Pet Motel, Farmer's Insurance - Aaron Freitag
Agency, Lincoln Animal Hospital, Marilyn Wheat, Pet Grooming by
Toni and Unique Images.
For registration information, please contact Main Street Lincoln,
(217) 732-2929. Each registered dog will receive a goody bag and
[Main Street Lincoln news release]