April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Pooch parade planned to aid animal shelter

By HSJ Online [email protected]

Main Street of Hope is organizing a St. Patrick's Day Pooch Parade to benefit the Paula A. Pollitt Animal Shelter in Hope on Saturday, March 17th.

The parade will start at noon on the Hope Town Square. A $5 registration fee will benefit the animal shelter.

There will be a junior division for dogs 12 years old and under and a senior division for dogs older than 12.

Ribbons/awards given in each category:

1) Pooch only in costume (the most Irish)

2) Pooch plus parent/owner in costume (the most Irish)

3) Peoples'Choice Award

Animals will be available for adoption at information tables. Agencies invited to attend include Bartholomew County Humane Society, City of Columbus Animal Care Services, Neuter Scooter and the Paula A. Pollitt Animal Shelter.

Donated, pet-friendly items will be auctioned to benefit the animal shelter.

You can register in advance or the day of the parade. Registration on March 17th begins at 11 a.m. on the north side of the Hope Town Square.

Registration forms are available at Hope Town Hall, Hope Police Station, Yellow Trail Visitor Center and other area businesses. For more information, call Susan Thayer Fye, 812-343-3798.[[In-content Ad]]