The Humane Society of Elbert County will be hosting a beauty pageant tomorrow.
This beauty pageant might not be what you would expect. Instead of people being judged, dogs will participate in their owner’s stead.
Elbert Theatre Director, Toni King, says the Humane Society is raising awareness about their mission.
“They are trying to raise money for all of the things they do in the community. They are also trying to promote the awareness that is going on with animals and the new ordinances in the city. Those are the main goals of this event, to make sure people know what is going on, and that we are here”, said King.
The pageant will be held at Sutton Park between Brookehaven Circle and Forest Hills Road. Today is the last day that owner’s can enter their dogs at a cost of fifteen dollars. You can also register your dog on the day of the event, but the cost will be increased to eighteen dollars.
King said that the pageant will be more relaxed compared to more formal kennel dog shows.
“So, this should be an event that is a lot of fun. It won’t be anything like the Kennel Club dog shows you see on television. It will not be as serious as that”, said King.
Admission into the Doggone Beauty Pageant will be free, but the Humane Society will be accepting donations throughout the event.
The pageant will get underway at 2:00pm, and is expected to be completed by 4:00pm. For more information about the pageant, contact Toni King at (706) 988-3300.