High Falls Pet Show, May 13! - BlueStone Press
November 22, 2017
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High Falls Pet Show, May 13!

High Falls goes to the dogs (and all other animals) when the Pet Show returns

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It’s time to bark, meow, hoot and holler with joy! The High Falls Pet Show, a celebration of our beloved animal companions, returns on Saturday, May 13. The judging competition and prize selection will begin at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Community Church of High Falls on Second Street and will last until noon. This popular annual event is held by your friends and neighbors from the High Falls Civic Association. Pets of all sizes and shapes are welcome, from puppies to ferrets, from hawks to roosters. One single registration fee of $5 allows each pet to enter three competitions. Admission to the Pet Show is free. Vendor space is available in advance, with a preference for pet-related vendors, such as pet-sitting, grooming, animal food purveyors. To register for vendor space, contact Sue Paterson at woofdogbd@aol.com or Yvette Lee at ylee2k1@aol.com.

“The motto of the High Falls Pet Show is ‘Everyone's a Winner!’,” said event organizer Sue Paterson. “Every pet is a marvel and deserved of our compassion and loving care. The Pet Show is a reminder of the immense role they play in our lives all the time.”  The day commences with a series of ribbons bestowed upon all pets in attendance, citing their individual qualities and superlatives. The main competition, helmed by emcee Edward Schoelwer, commences at 11 a.m. in the Judge’s Circle. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in 10 competitive categories. They are:

Pet/Owner Look-Alike; Peewee-Size Pet; Jumbo-Size Pet; Whippersnapper (most youthful); All-American Mutt; Old Friend (senior pet); Most Unusual Pet; and Happy Days Are Here Again (best pet rescue story). The competition will reach its zenith with grand prize ribbons awarded to Mr. and Ms. High Falls, the animals whose personalities best reflect the spirit of this Ulster County hamlet. Following the final awarded ribbons, all two-legged and four-legged participants are invited to participate in a grand finale march. Honorary judges for the 2017 edition of the High Falls Pet Show are: Eric and Christina Silver, the new owners of the beloved Egg’s Nest restaurant, joined by a special third judge, to be revealed that day. All pets are the responsibility of their owners and must be leashed or in a suitable carrier. The HFCA and the Town of Marbletown assume no responsibility for damages that might occur at the event.

The High Falls Pet Show is one of several community-wide events held annually by the High Falls Civic Association. The annual schedule also includes High Falls Fair Day on July 8 and the Holiday Tree Lighting in December. Learn more about the full calendar of community events – and how to participate -- by visiting the High Falls Civic website at www.highfallscivic.org. The HFCA holds monthly meetings and welcomes new energy and ideas.

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