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Kids show off furry friends at First Baptist
by by Steve Beavers
Apr 04, 2014 | 22 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was a dog's day.

Canines dominated entries in the annual First Baptist Kindergarten/Preschool Pet Show on both Wednesday and Thursday morning.

"We never know what kind of animals will show up," said kindergarten/preschool director Jackie Huskey.

A tradition for over 30 years, the show was split into two days with a total of 70 real or stuffed pets on display.

On Thursday, man's best friend easily outnumbered other animals such as a bunny rabbit, hedgehog and bee. Wednesday's display of pets contained two roosters and a fish among a huge assortment of dogs.

Around 70 children combined got a chance to tell about their pet either on Wednesday or Thursday before being given a blue ribbon for participation.

"Each child got a ribbon pertaining to something special about their pet," said Huskey of the event held at the Rubel House Annex.

The three, four and five-year-old students were encouraged to bring a live animal. Those without a live pet had the choice of showing off a stuffed animal or photo of an animal.

"We had a good time," added the director. "The kids get to learn about different animals and how to take care of them."

Parents of the students will get a chance to help the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter in the coming days. In support of the shelter, parents are bing asked to bring supplies such as food, towels and newspapers.
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