The city of Battle Ground will host its inaugural Howl-o-ween Pooch Parade beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. The inaugural event, which the city plans to become an annual celebration, features a costume contest with prizes, doggie trivia for spectators and special grand marshal Battle Ground K9 officer Charlie and his handler, Officer Clint Frazier.
Judging categories include best in show, best duo (dog and human), most unique and people’s choice. All prizes were donated by local businesses including Wilco Farm Store, Alder Creek Veterinary Clinic, VCA Animal Hospital in Battle Ground and All Natural Pet Supply.
Judging the contest will be Mayor Philip Johnson, Michelle Yenderrozos from Battle Ground Parks and Community Engagement board, Bev Jones from Battle Ground Lions Club, Main Street Floral owner Marilyn Schweizer and city resident John Idsinga.
Alisha Smith, communications manager for the city, said the registration window for the event has been extended to noon on Oct. 26 or until all positions are filled.
For more information, go to https://www.cityofbg.org/933/Howl-o-ween-Pooch-Parade.