Successful Debut for Humane Society’s Doggone Beauty Pageant

October 19, 2012

A young child shows off her dog during the show.

Last weekend the Humane Society of Elbert County held their first ever Doggone Beauty Pageant at Sutton Park in Elberton.

Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said that the inaugural pageant was as successful as they hoped it would be.

“It went really well, I think everybody had a lot of fun. We had a great turnout, and the actual event only lasted about an hour and a half, but it just seemed longer because everyone was trying to keep up with their dog on the leash. Everybody was worn out at the end of the day, but it was a good, tired, and fun worn out”, said King.

First place winner was a Yorkie named Baily, who belongs to Tracy Willis. Second place went to a lab-mix named Lola, and she belongs to Debbie King. Third place winner was a little guy named Peanut, who is owned by Sandy Scales.

King said that the Humane Society is looking at having this event next year as well.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes participated in the Pageant.

“We hope to do it again next year, we haven’t quite processed this year’s event, but the Humane Society will meet and talk about things that it can improve. We hope to be able to do this event next year”, said King.

All money raised last Saturday goes to benefit the Humane Society of Elbert County.