Back in October, I told you about a really cute, family-friendly Halloween parade for kids and dogs held in Alexandria. Scarlett and I had such a great time at that event. Well, it’s time for another all-American celebration, but this time it’s for St. Patrick’s Day. The Ballyshaner’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this coming Saturday!
In conjunction with the parade, Karing by Kristina is holding a dog show fundraiser for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The event will be held at Market Square at King and N. Fairfax Streets in Old Town. I really hope you’ll bring your dog out for this exciting event. If you don’t have a dog, bring your family or friends! Animal shelters need our help more than ever in this economic crisis. A sad growing trend is the “Foreclosure Pets” which are brought to the shelter because their owners lost their home and have to move to a place that won’t allow their pet.
All participants on Vendor Row will be raising funds for the AWLA. This will include:
Karing by Kristina: Selling Krispy Creme Donuts
Barkley Square Bakery: Merchandise and Treats
NOVA Dog Magazine: Selling Raffle Tickets and Pet first aid kits
Dogtopia of Alexandria: Selling Coffee
Nature’s Select: Selling Fun Dog Show T-shirts
Paws and Claws Photography: Doggie Photo Souvenirs
The AWLA will be there with Adoptable Dogs!
10:30am On-site Registration begins
11:00am Welcome and introduction of dogs available for adoption at AWLA
11:10am Introduction of dogs adopted from any shelter
11:15am Dog with Best Tail Wag
11:20am Dog with Most Unusual Markings / Best Spots
11:25am Dog with Most Unique/Disproportionate Appearance
11:30am Dog/Owner with Most Similar Hair
11:35am Dog with Biggest Feet
11:40am Dog with Most Unusual Tail
11:45am Dog with the Best Irish Costume
11:50pm Prize Drawing
11:55pm Conclusion of Fun Dog Show
12:00pm Head over to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Scarlett and I hope to see you there!
– Miss A