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Puppies And Pooches On Parade: A Fun Event for a Great Cause

Jun 18, 2021 08:28PM ● By By Peggy Fraser Photos by Lynn Bohannon
The 7th annual Puppies and Pooches on Parade will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, on the Woodstock Village Green. The show starts at 10 am with participants gathering from far and wide. Entries are limited to 70 dogs of all ages and breeds in categories Most Precious Petites (up to 20 pounds), Mightiest Mid-Size (up to 50 pounds), Gentle Giants, Ms. Fashionista, and Mr. Beau Geste.

All the dogs will parade down the main path of the Green and then each group will enter by category into the ring for judging. The winners of each category will enjoy a great prize and compete for Best in Show. Spectators get to hoot, holler, and whistle at the Crowd Pleaser.

Attendees can purchase hot dogs and raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will be sold in advance in front of the Norman Williams Public Library and also at Taste of Woodstock. You do not have to be present to win a raffle prize.

Puppies and Pooches on Parade is the major fundraising event for the Friends of the Norman Williams Public Library and enables the Friends to make donations to the library for expenses not covered by the operating budget. The most recent contribution is an automated external defibrillator and for the required staff training. Among the many contributions from the Friends have been donations for helping to fund the new HVAC system; a new audio system, media room, and a digital keyboard for the Children’s Room; furnishings; annual piano tuning; and the maintenance of both the Friends’ Garden and the Children’s Garden, both at the east end of the library grounds.

For more information, visit Developed last year when a live event couldn’t be held due to COVID, this new platform has proved to be a fun way to connect with dog lovers from not only the Woodstock community and the rest of New England but also the New York area and places as far away from Vermont as Texas, California, and even Poland. To enter your dog in Puppies and Pooches on Parade, please email Peggy Fraser, [email protected].

To continue reading this story, please see page 36 in the Woodstock Magazine Summer 2021 digital edition.

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