Laurel Festival 2017 – Pet Parade

Families & furry friends proceed down main street

by Sara Vogt – June 12, 2017

The 2017 Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival Pet Parade began at Packer Park with families and pets gathered for the judging to begin at 12:30 pm. Horses, cats, dogs, and goats, were just some of the animals dressed in their best!

Home page correspondents, Sara and Julianna Vogt were able to meet many of those who participated. (Quite Fun) Sara spoke with a local resident who was born during the Laurel Festival in 1985 hence her parents named her Laura, She was accompanied by her great dane, Tao, the state dog. Both the Laurel Festival and the State of Pennsylvania were covered with their participation.

The parade started from the park and continued down Main Street to the Green where all of the awards were given to those who won. Julianna spoke to Sarah and Rosalind who rode their horse Lighthing and were awarded Best In Parade. She also spoke with Melyia Bartlett who won Overall Best in Parade.

The event was fun for those who participated and for those who lined Main Street to watch!

Those who participated today in the parade who won in the different categories are listed below: Congratulations!

Best Dressed
Skye Lusk – Blackis and Cute

Karah Blackwell – Keena

Most Imaginative
Grace Dilly – Luna

Most Intelligent
Thomas Gordon – Winston

Most Lovable
Megan Newruck – Snuggles

Best Dressed
Arah Hand – Debby

Vivian and Joanna Ritchey – Kya

Most Imaginative
Madilyn & Evalena Wheatley
Sean & Rosalie Ladd and Buster

Most Intelligent
Derek Morral – Biscuit and Katie

Most Lovable
Katie Sherman – Finn & Rogue

Best In Parade
Mary Alice Wagner – Dewey


Best Dressed
Logan and Latin Blackwell – Pony Boy

Brianna Riel – Fuzzy and Button

Most Imaginative
Karin Thorn – Fluffy

Most Intellignet
Cabella Hazelton – Ella

Most Lovable
Mason and Colton, George, Sophie and Snowball

Best In Parade
Sarah and Rosalind – Lightning


Maddison Cruttenden

Most Imaginative
Emilee Reese

Braeden and Jordyn Abernaathy. Gave and Sadre McMahon, Ella and Caleb Haber

Dr. Kreger’s Award
Olivia Bartlet, Haliee Jo and Lindsey Benedi – Lilly and Leah

Melyia Bartlett – Alvin

Videography: Erin O’Shea
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt
Correspondent: Sara Vogt, Julianna Vogt

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Akiko’s Floral Arts

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