Dogs of all shapes and sizes put their best paw forward for the show. The event featured 13 competition divisions, baked goods, picnic foods, a silent auction, pet boutique and vendors. Mia and Lucy are ready for the best dressed category, according to their friend Greg Grichtmeier. Photos by Audrey Thomasson
IRVINGTON—The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL) held its popular and fun Dog Gone Dog Show Saturday, October 14, at the Irvington Commons.
“We were so happy we didn’t have to use the rain date. Attendees, especially the canines, enjoyed the outdoors and had a wonderful time,” president Judy Harvell.
The event opened with a blessing of the dogs led by pastor David Cromer of Corrotoman Baptist Church.
“My co-chair, Martha Sheridan, and I would like to thank everyone who made this event possible, starting with the town of Irvington and the Irvington Village Improvement Association, the pet loving businesses and individuals who advertised in our show tabloid in the September 21 issue of the Record and volunteers who contributed delicious home-made baked goods for sale, set up the show, worked the show, and dismantled the show. Thank you.”
Judging the events were pastor Cromer, Jeff Bramlett, and Mary Barrack, who came up with the following first-place blue ribbon winners:
• Puppy Love, Anita Shepard and Minnie Moo.
• Best Beggar, Andy Talcott and Blue.
• Biggest Lap Dog, Lynnie McCrobie and Trigger.
• Golden Oldies, Susan Whay and Henry.
• A Mug Only a Mother Could Love, Michelle Simmons and Pele.
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