Spooky pooches invade Crane Park

Monroe. The Monroe Free Library Board of Trustees presents its first 'Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest' to benefit programs and services the library offers.

Sep 17 2019 | 07:32 PM

Get your "Spooky Pooch" on and join Monroe Free Library for a doggone good time on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 am. to 2 p.m., at Crane Park.

The MFL Board of Trustees presents its first "Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest" to benefit programs and services the library offers.

Pet-themed vendors will offer yummy treats and market their supplies. Or schedule your four-leggedfriend's next grooming session.

The “Walk + Wag” events feature three costumed parade sessions for small, medium and large breeds. All dogs must be leashed.

In between parades, the dogs can meet and play in a temporary corral.

Guest celebrity doggie appearances will happen with Simba, the Monroe Police Dog, and Rocket, the Service Dog, a frequent visitor at the library’s children’s reading sessions.

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary of Middletown brings some of its adoptable rescued animals looking for homes.

The deadline to register your dog or sign up for a vendor table is Oct. 18.

The dog registration fee is $10 per dog and the vendor fee is $25 per table. Cash or checks payable to Monroe Free Library will be accepted.

Forms are available at the library or may be downloaded online athttps://www.monroefreelibrary.org/howloween.

oween or by calling 783-4411.

Schedule of festivities
10 a.m.: Registration check in
10:30 a.m.: Meet Monroe's finest paw patroller, Simba
10:45 a.m.: Walk + Wag - Small Dogs
11:05 a.m.: Meet Rocket, the Service Dog
11:30 a.m.: Walk + Wag - Medium Dogs
Noon: Pets Alive Pet Adoption
12:15 a.m.: Walk + Wag - Large Dogs
12:45 p.m.: Winners announced
1:15 p.m.: Walk + Wag - Top Finishers
1:30 p.m.: Final Judging; Special Categories. Best in Show, Walk and Wag winners to be determined by the MFL Trustee Doggie judges.
Prizes will be awarded in small, medium and large breed categories, with special awards given for Scariest, Silliest, Most Original and Dog/Owner Combination.
More information is available online at www.monroefreelibrary.org/howloween or by calling 783-4411.