Friday, October 23, 2009

Mount Joy's Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest & Parade - RESCHEDULED

Mount Joy’s Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest & Parade
Postponed to SUNDAY, NOV 1st

Once again, due to the inclement weather of this Saturday, Oct 24th, the Mount Joy Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest & Parade is postponed to next SUNDAY, Nov 1st. This decision is based on the best weather information available to us at this time which shows the possibility of rain again next Saturday but a nice day on Sunday. However, due to holding the event on Sunday, the event times will change. Registration will be from 1 – 2 pm at Memorial Park. We will begin the parade at 2:30 pm from Delta Street to Columbia Ave to Market Street and back to the park for event festivities and awards.

Dress your pets (& you!) in your most creative costumes for your chance to win prizes. Over 30 prizes will be awarded in categories including: funniest, most original, best impersonation of another animal, animal/owner look-alike (child & adult divisions), best multiple pet theme, best family group theme, most adorable, best of show, choice awards, people’s choice, and more! Registration is $8 per pet or $15 group rate. All registered pets will receive a 2009 pet banana, goodie bag, and event portrait by deb swanger photography. It’s a fun time for the whole family with pumpkin painting, face painting, raffles, live concert by the Surf Ratz, doggie ice cream social, and more. Visit pet related stands and local pet rescues around the park and new this year, come hungry as local Mount Joy restaurants will be selling a delicious selection of finger foods. We will be collecting pet food & new toys, beds, towels, etc at registration for local rescues. Each item enters you into a drawing for additional prizes.

We encourage families and their pets to join us. If you love animals, this is a great event for you. Come out, be in the parade, or simply enjoy the event as a spectator!

Hopefully the third time is the charm for us! If Sunday offers us lousy weather, we will cancel this year’s event and look forward to the 2010 Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Parade.

For more information please contact MSMJ at 717-653-4227 or visit us at

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