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A fine example of high fashion in a petite package from last summer’s Puppies & Pooches on Parade on the Woodstock Green. Philip W. Scott Photo.

From a news release distributed by the Friends of the Norman William Public Library:

Do you have a hunch that your dog might be the most precious petite, the mightiest mid-size, or the gentlest giant? Are you convinced that your canine is the most charming and possibly the most fashionable member of your family? If the answer is “yes,” then you should register NOW for the 4th Annual Puppies & Pooches on Parade fundraising dog show!


Puppies & Pooches on Parade, the fanciful and fabulous fundraiser put on each summer by the Friends of the Norman William Public Library (NWPL), will begin promptly at 10:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a parade of pooches and their people around the Woodstock Green. Following the parade, handlers will help canine contestants to strut their stuff in a ring show, hoping to convince a team of esteemed judges that their pup is top dog in one or more of six categories (Most Precious Petite, Mightiest Mid-Size, Gentle Giant, Ms. Fashionista, Mr. Beau Geste, Ms./Mr. Congeniality and Best in Show). The Best in Show will be determined by public acclaim from the winners of each category.

Registration is $15 per dog, and is open until Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m. To register, contact Peggy Fraser at freaserusa@att.net or 802-457-7078.