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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Redwood City's 2nd Annual Pet Parade!

Redwood City, CA - March 19, 2003 - The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Commission present the "Second Annual Pet Parade." All of the activities will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2003 behind the Community Activities Building located in Red Morton Park at 1400 Roosevelt Avenue in Redwood City, starting at 11:30 am.

Last year's "First Annual Pet Parade" quickly became known as "the happiest event of the year," judging from the huge crowd, even larger smiles, and many cheerful critters! Many pets and some pet companions came in costumes. There were dogs, cats, lizards, birds and even a chicken! This year is sure to be even more exciting. There will be awards for the contest winners in several categories: best pet costume, best pet/companion costume, best pet and owner look-alike, most unusual pet, and best pet trick. On hand will be our own emcees to play music and keep the Pet Parade rolling. There will be vendor booths with goodies to purchase, along with food booths for the hungry critters in the crowd. There will be a raffle with lots of fun prizes for the lucky winners. "Second Annual Pet Parade T-shirts will also be available, and the event will feature animals for adoption as well as animal rescue groups.

The community is invited to bring their pet or special stuffed animal – costumes are encouraged for pets, and for humans, too! Sign up in advance by filling out an entry form at any Parks and Recreation location, or get the entry form and other information about the Pet Parade on the City's website, (www.redwoodcity.org/pets). The entry form can also be filled out on the day of the event. The cost is $5 per category, and that includes five raffle tickets for great prizes. More raffle tickets may be purchased at the Pet Parade. Proceeds benefit the Shore Dogs Association.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks/.

Visit Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Redwood City news releases are also available online, at www.redwoodcity.org/news.

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Contact: Jeri Joseph
Parks and Recreation Commission
jmjtime@aol.com
650.369.9010



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