Pet and Novelty Parade at the Bradford Pumpkin Show


BRADFORD — The Pet and Novelty Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, during this year’s Brandford Pumpkin Show.

Anyone wishing to enter must be preregistered by calling Don Strump at 937-448-6604 or Jill Ran at 937-448-6474, on or before Oct. 8. No entries will be permitted on Friday or Saturday.

Categories include:

• Little Miss Baby Pumpkin and Little Mr. Baby Pumpkin for new born to 23 months. They must be dressed in pumpkin attire. Prizes are $15 and a medallion for first place, $10 for second place and $7 for third place.

• Best-dressed clown, cowgirl/cowboy, Indian, hobo, historical character, cartoon character, nursery rhyme character, TV character, story book character, movie character, football player, cheerleader, scariest character, and decorated wheels (includes wagons, bikes, strollers or tricycles). Prizes are $10 for first place and $7 for second place.

• Best-dressed pet, largest pet, smallest dog, scariest pet, prettiest pet, and most unusual pet. Prizes are $7 for first place and $5 for second place.

Participants should begin lining up beside the city building at 10:45 a.m. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. After, everyone will parade to the north-end stage where the winners will be announced.

At the north-end stage, the children will go on stage in their respective category. Each entry will be introduced and winners will be announced at that time. Each entrant will receive a ribbon and a goody bag.

Judges decisions are final. No horses, ponies, livestock or reptiles may be entered.

Sign carriers are also needed. Call before Oct. 9 to carry a sign in the parade.

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