Wag-O-Ween set for Saturday

Halloween for dogs is back once again with Wag-O-Ween taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 19.

"I wanted to have something for the community to enjoy and I wanted to bring more awareness to the dog community and I want to help make Franklin a dog friendly community," said Robin Broadway, of Abbi's Barkery.

She said there will be food trucks on site and there will be a pumpkin pie eating contest for humans. There will be two costume contests at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with six different categories this year.

"Last year when we did it, even the year before, it was so disheartening because only three dogs won each contest, so I want to open that up to so many more," Broadway said.

There will be first, second and third place winners for each category in both contests. Winners of the costume contests will receive a ribbon and a gift, donated by a local business.

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Broadway said they will also have inflatables on site for the children.

Different businesses will be set up including downtown merchants, Ma Barkers Bow Wow Biscuits, Champion Pet Foods and Simpson County Animal Shelter will be having an adoption event going on.

Broadway said a photographer will be available at the event to take pet portraits along with groomers setting up booths.

"So many people bring their dogs to walk along the square and of course they bring them in the shop all the time and people just love to be able to get out and enjoy life with their dogs and not have to keep them at home," she said.

Broadway said they ask that all dogs be on a leash and kept with their owners and to clean up after your pet. Bags will be available around the square to pick up after pets.

The money from the event will be split between the Simpson County Animal Shelter, the future dog park and Abbi's Barkery.

Broadway said they are still accepting vendors for the event, so anyone who has a small business or wants to be a part of the event can still get space.

For more information call 615-483-1641 or contact them through Facebook, Abbi's Barkery.

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