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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Redwood City ’s Sixth Annual Pet Parade!

Redwood City, CA -  May 15, 2007 - Redwood City announces theSixth Annual Pet Parade! It’s the wildly popular annual event inviting community members to show off their pets of all types and sizes, whether fur, feathers, or scales, and vie for a $100 Grand prize award for the very best entry winner! It all takes place on Saturday, June 2 nd from 11:30 to 2 pm, in our NEW beautiful downtown location on THEATRE WAY and BROADWAY. One of the featured judges for the Pet Parade contest will be Mayor Barbara Pierce.

Hundreds of people and their animals participate in each year’s Pet Parade, which has become well-known as the “happiest event of the year!” This year’s great family activities include a “DOGGIE WEDDING” right on our stage for all to experience. We will even play the Wedding March for the happy tail-wagging couple! There will be face painting and balloon artists, and don’t miss our incredible drawing with wonderful prizes to be given away throughout the event. And, there will be some special surprises for all who attend.

Everyone is invited to join the fun, and bring their pets or just the family to enjoy all the activities. Contest categories include: best pet costume, best pet/companion costume, best pet and owner look-alike, most unusual pet, and best pet trick. Families will enjoy shopping for gift items at our vendor booths (and special-edition “Sixth Annual Pet Parade” bandanas and caps will be available), and the local restaurants will be open for the hungry crowd. Live music is provided by “The Internationals.” Animal rescue groups will bring pets for adoption, and the Peninsula Humane Society and their Adoption Van will have information about their free spay and neuter programs. All participants should bring water for themselves and their pets!

The entire pet-loving community is invited to bring their pets or special stuffed animal – costumes are encouraged for pets, and for humans, too! Get the registration form at any Park and Recreation location; print the form on the City’s website, or sign up at 11:00 am on the day of the Pet Parade. The event is free. There is a $5 entry fee for the contest.

This event is sponsored and hosted by Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services department, the Redwood City Parks & Recreation Commission, and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency. 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 award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Jeri Joseph-Hover
Redwood City Parks & Recreation Commission
650-369-9010

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