On Thursday, April 21 we held our third annual Paws Pageant at the Holiday Inn! Once again the event was well received and everyone had a great time. The audience vote decided the winners. Categories this year were Bling, Halloween Re-done, Owner/Dog Themed Outfits and Doggie Talent Contest! Everyone enjoyed seeing the dogs and some owners dressed up in all the great outfits! We've already made reservations for next year's Paws Pageant event! A big thank you goes to the sponsors, advertisers, contributors, and Beth Whisman for being the MC for this event!
Kate, Ellie, Erin & Ritz talk to a young fan before the show.
Erica is all set as a Pink Lady, Bosley is waiting on his black leather jacket and will be ready to roll!
Borisauras is staying relaxed before his big debut.
Mimosa waits patiently for a treat.
Breathing away the pre-show jitters.
Lori Cawood of Canine Classics has three of her standard poodles entered again this year. Yes, one of them is dyed all yellow!
Zsa Zsa and her mom waiting in the Green Room.
Mischief & Koko let their Green Bay Packers pride show!
Badger is one of our talent entries this year. He's practicing his dance moves with his mom before it's time to go on.
Sir Whities Piper is full of Celtic pride tonight.
Teddy, smiling for the cameras, before the show.
Oliver is blingy in his homemade, sequence sweater.
Sarah Corbin, the Pageant coordinator, talks to the crowd before the show starts.
Beth Whisman, the MC for the night, gives away a lovely prize pack from Absolute Massage.
Badger and his mom performing a dance in the talent competition.
Sioux as the Easter bunny.
Sophie & Riley are a pair of inmates walking the Red Carpet together.
Hurbi the pirate. Argggg
Mimosa & Natalie are football player and cheerleader for Olympia. Notice Mimosa's pom poms on her paws?
Boris aka Borisauras later went on to win his category in Halloween Re-Done.
Ellie showing her Illini pride.
DeEtte Gorrie, shelter manager, talks a little about the great work HSCI does during a break.
Sir Whities Piper performing the Sword Dance for his talent.
Badger is back to show off his bling.
Teddy is showing off how good he looks in green.
Katie representing for Midwest School of Cosmetology, one of our great sponsors of the night. Katie is an HSCI alum.
Maya is pretty in pink.
Lindsey does a little Q & A with the kids for prizes between categories.
Ritz, the lobster, and his mom, Chef Erin. Ritz went on to win the Owner/Dog Theme Category.
Mischief & Koko in their Packers gear.
Zsa Zsa is all girl in pink and feathers.
Bosley & Erica as a T-Bird & Pink Lady.
Lori Cawood and Inca played up the Western theme. Nice saddle Inca!
Buddy, the hammerhead shark, tries to keep surfers like this one out of the water.
Sir Whities Piper make quite the Dracula!
Ritz and his mom grab their prize for Owner/Pet Themed victory.
Hurbi, our Best in Show, is all smiles at his victory!!!