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Happy Tails Howl-O-Ween


Volunteers working to bring Shelby County an animal shelter and related
pet support programs has announced it will be hosting its fall
Howl-O-Ween FUN-raiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14.

Happy Tails Adoption Center (HTAC) Animal Shelter of Shelby County
invites the community to the family oriented, dog-focused Spook-Tacular
event at the covered basketball pavilion at Portacool Park in Center.
The event is free and open to the public with contests for dogs and
activities for youngsters.

While the admission is free and open to the public, preregistration for
a $25 donation will include a colorful Hall-O-Ween t-shirt and a doggie
bandana, according to Stephanie Elswick, president. Online registration
can be done at [1].

The t-shirt features the Happy Tails mascot, “Scrappy” in his
ghostly fun Halloween costume.

Registration can also be handled by forwarding a check to: Happy Tails
Texas, P.O. Box 1049, Center, TX 75935. Be sure to indicate the size of
the t-shirt with the mailed in registration.

“We’re excited to have balloon artist Leah Chase and her Chasing a
Twist on hand to provide free balloon shapes to youngsters,” Elswick
said. The Center High School culinary program will provide Shakin’
Lemonades and food will be provided by The Fluffly Dumplin’ and Fryz
food trucks.

Elswick said there will be costume contests for dogs along with other
canine oriented contests. Best biscuit catcher, waggiest dog tails, a
pet and owner look-alike contest, best trick, best dog overbite and more
competitions will be held with ribbons going to the winning pets.

“There will be kids’ activities, including pumpkin painting and face
painting along with an inflatable bounce house and more,” she said.
Fundraising raffles will be held and musical sits for pets and musical
chairs for youngsters will be held with prizes in both categories.

For more information, please visit the organization’s Facebook page at
Happy Tails Texas (HTAC), or their website at: [1].

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