Humane Society of Central Illinois

Paws Pageant - April 2011

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!

Sponsors:
  • Absolute Massage
  • Avanti's
  • Canine Classics
  • Center for Healing and Wellness
  • Extreme Motors
  • F.E. Moran Alarm & Monitoring
  • Jazzercise
  • K9 Underground Fencing
  • Loving Care Pet Companion
  • Mary Kay
  • Midwest School of Cosmetology
  • Pawsitive Transformations
  • Pet Sitting by Diana
  • Pet Toy Box
  • PetCo
  • Specs Around Town
Contributors:
  • Holiday Inn
  • Absolute Light & Sound
  • John Albee Realty
  • State Farm Agent, Steve Haas
  • WBNQ
  • Laugh Comedy Club
  • Viva la Flora
  • Beth Whisman-MC
  • Diane Lanier-Photographer

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Additional Pictures!

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Kate, Ellie, Erin & Ritz talk to a young fan before the show.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Erica is all set as a Pink Lady, Bosley is waiting on his black leather jacket and will be ready to roll!


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Borisauras is staying relaxed before his big debut.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Mimosa waits patiently for a treat.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Breathing away the pre-show jitters.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Lori Cawood of Canine Classics has three of her standard poodles entered again this year. Yes, one of them is dyed all yellow!


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Zsa Zsa and her mom waiting in the Green Room.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Mischief & Koko let their Green Bay Packers pride show!


Paws Pageant - April 2011

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.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sir Whities Piper is full of Celtic pride tonight.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Teddy, smiling for the cameras, before the show.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Oliver is blingy in his homemade, sequence sweater.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sarah Corbin, the Pageant coordinator, talks to the crowd before the show starts.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Beth Whisman, the MC for the night, gives away a lovely prize pack from Absolute Massage.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Badger and his mom performing a dance in the talent competition.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sioux as the Easter bunny.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sophie & Riley are a pair of inmates walking the Red Carpet together.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Hurbi the pirate. Argggg


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Mimosa & Natalie are football player and cheerleader for Olympia. Notice Mimosa's pom poms on her paws?

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Boris aka Borisauras later went on to win his category in Halloween Re-Done.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Ellie showing her Illini pride.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

DeEtte Gorrie, shelter manager, talks a little about the great work HSCI does during a break.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sir Whities Piper performing the Sword Dance for his talent.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Badger is back to show off his bling.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Teddy is showing off how good he looks in green.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Katie representing for Midwest School of Cosmetology, one of our great sponsors of the night. Katie is an HSCI alum.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Maya is pretty in pink.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Oliver--mid shake.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Lindsey does a little Q & A with the kids for prizes between categories.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Ritz, the lobster, and his mom, Chef Erin. Ritz went on to win the Owner/Dog Theme Category.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Mischief & Koko in their Packers gear.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Zsa Zsa is all girl in pink and feathers.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Bosley & Erica as a T-Bird & Pink Lady.


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Lori Cawood and Inca played up the Western theme. Nice saddle Inca!

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Buddy, the hammerhead shark, tries to keep surfers like this one out of the water.


Paws Pageant - April 2011
Paws Pageant - April 2011

Sir Whities Piper make quite the Dracula!


Paws Pageant - April 2011

Ritz and his mom grab their prize for Owner/Pet Themed victory.

Paws Pageant - April 2011

Hurbi, our Best in Show, is all smiles at his victory!!!


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