The show was sponsored by Upshur County Hope House for Pets to try to raise money for the planned no-kill shelter.
Downings Plus, a famous Gospel music ministry group from this area, graciously set up their amplifiers and equipment for the bands which provided the entertainment. When Chris and Marlene Downing, Paul Lynn Cook, and several others took the stage, the house rocked. They were magnificent.
Rachel Trimble with her Interact students, as well as Dr. Nazzal’s veterinary 4-H class, worked throughout the show as volunteers, judging each event, taking photographs, and selling concessions.
Rachel Trimble and Interact were named UCHHP Volunteers of the Quarter. They were extremely instrumental in making sure everything ran smoothly.
They also made sure the animals that were present for adoption were always clean, taken for walks and potty breaks, and odor free. Three of the four dogs were adopted.
Winners of the contest included:
• Sarah Duck, the 10-year- old daughter of Stephan and Shanna Duck of Bettie entered their baby Nigerian Dwarf goats, Strawberry and Skitz. All three were dressed in cute costumes “English Nanny Goat with her Kids” plus the goats could do tricks.
Recently, it was discovered that Skitz passed away due to a broken neck. Our condolences go to the Duck family, especially little Sarah.
• Aidan Sheffield, the 11-year-old daughter of Ron and Shawn Sheffield of Tyler, won best purebred with their beautiful Boxer Kya.
• Carley Welch, the 5-year- old daughter of Miranda Welch, won Best Dressed with her butterfly dog, Banner the Dachshund.
• Ceci Crombie and Bear won third-place Most Wonderful.
• Susan and Brandy Page won Most Wonderful Pet with Page, a Lab who walks for cancer survivors.
Susan Smith and Lilli visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in their cute clothes created by Susan.