Beverly Dog Park’s Fourth Annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest is scheduled to occur on October 5 this year at the Beverly Commons. It is reported that on the scheduled day the dog owners can bring their costumed four-legged friends to participate in the event occurring from 12 to 3 pm. It is reported that the competition will be held within two groups of dogs; one small and other large. Owners have to introduce their dogs before the judges who will take notes on the pets.
Chairperson of the park’s committee, Erinn Powers opined that in order to increase publicity of the park, they have decided to arrange the event for years back. He further added that the event was greatly appreciated by the Mayor of Beverly, William Scanlon who proposed various locations for the park of the dog. Director of Beverly Parks and Recreation, Bruce Doig stated that this event would play a vital role to raise the fund for the parks as well as encourage optimum number of dog owners to utilize it.
Three large dogs and three small dogs will be awarded for respectively scariest costume, funniest costume and best team. In addition to this a grand prize would also bestow to the dog owners. In the previous years a couple of Boston won the grand prize. The grand prize owner of this year would be given a large basket presented by Unleashed by Petco in the North Beverly Plaza.
On the other hand, the others winner would allow to select their preferred gift certificate presented from several local businesses. The winning puppy would receive a bone. Anyone can participate in the contest by paying a fee of $15. However, for additional dog they have to pay the sum of $5. The money collected in this way would direct to improve the condition of the park.
Face painting for the children, decorative photo sessions and food by Scotty dog are some of the other activities of the events. Dog owners are really excited to participate in the contest and are planning to dress their dog in a unique way to win the grand prize.