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Spooky Pooch Parade

On October 20th, the Spooky Pooch Parade happened in Lakewood. It is an annual event for dog owners to dress up their dogs and walk in a parade. This always takes place on Detroit Avenue and it always seems to be a huge success!

Last year, there were over 350 canines and a crowd of more than 2,500 people. I would hope it was around the same this year and continues to stay popular.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival that began at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park.  Enjoy entertainment, kids’ games and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services.

Kids were encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to carry on that Halloween spirit.

The much-anticipated dog parade started at 2 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions introduce them and their stuff along Detroit Avenue.

Judges award prizes at around 3:15 p.m. in a number of categories, including Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.

Contestants must participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win a prize and it really catches dog owners attentions with adding on a prize.

This is Lakewood’s way of showing care and fun activities for kids and their residents. It is a great memory for the kids to grow up with and there is so many more events to look forward to. Lakewood is full of fun!

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