by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVEâ€”Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to take part in the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Dog owners who believe they have the peppiest dog, the laziest dog, the best dressed dog or the cutest puppy should bring photos of their canine friends to enter them in the individual contests. Winners will receive a blue ribbon, a treat for their dog and a cookie for the owner.
Photo entries will be displayed at the information tent. Farmer’s Market volunteer Tina Cella said that visitors to the market will be asked to vote for their favorite photos as they enter the market, so entrants are encouraged to submit their entries ahead of time or first thing Saturday morning.
Entrants may sign up for the contests by completing an entry form on the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry website at www.sugargrovechamber.org or at the information tent at the Farmer’s Market before 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
A Stupid Pet Trick Contest will be held at 10 a.m. Audience reaction will determine the winner, who will receive a $20 gift certificate redeemable at any Sugar Grove Chamber member business.
Several specialty vendors and organizations will have booths, including Midwest Greyhound Adoption, Sugar Grove Animal Hospital, Bil Jac Dog Food, Barkaholics, Kilogi Dog Treats and Rover Rescue.
Event sponsor Mille Molitor of Millie’s Pet Sitting and More will be on hand to give out $1 gift certificates to the first 100 visitors to the market. The certificates are redeemable at any vendor at the market that day.
Millie, who offers in-home pet sitting services for all types of animals, vacation care, daily dog walking and emergency visits, is in her sixth year of business. Millie services the village of Sugar Grove and Prestbury.
â€œI’m very excited about the event, and I look forward to seeing everyone and their pets,â€ she said.
Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, Aug. 15
8 a.m. to noon
Parking lot of the
Sugar Grove Municipal Building
Route 30 and Municipal Drive