Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace Goes to the Dogs!
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Once again this year, dogs will converge on the Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace, bringing a lot of fun for humans and their four-footed friends. This year, Dogs on Parade, the biggest event of the year for the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter, will be held on July 23rd.
People are encouraged to bring their friendly, social dogs, but there is plenty of fun to be had even without a canine companion in tow.
The evening’s schedule includes:
5:30: Doggie Demonstrations: Watch examples of some awesome teamwork and training including 4-H dog obedience club (these kids and their dogs put every adult you know to shame!), dog tricks, and more.
7:00: Dog Parade: You and your pooch can join the parade through the Tuesday Marketplace. It’s a fun, short walk and people love to watch the dogs strut their stuff.
7:30: Contests! Dog-Owner Look-Alike, Smallest Dog (over one-year-old), Largest Dog, Best Trick, Best Costume. GREAT Prizes contributed by local businesses!
The event is FREE, but of course donations for the shelter are welcome.
“This is just a fabulous community event. It’s fun for people – and dogs – of all ages. We hope everyone will come out and support the shelter, and have a good time,” says Deborah Wood, manager of Animal Services for Washington County.
Media Contact:Debbie Wood, Animal Services Manager