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Jo Powers writes:
Just wanted to send everybody a “Hey Y’all!” from the Cardi National Specialty in Chattanooga!
Bug, Kid and Jam are resting after two busy and fun days of agility. Jam finished her Novice Jumpers title on Saturday, and had a great first try in Open on Sunday. Bug was second in Masters Jumpers on Saturday, and won the class On Sunday. Kid got a fourth in Masters Standard on Satuday, won Time2Beat on Sunday morning, and capped off her day with a double Q!
We’re having a great time, meeting lots of new Cardi friends (dog and human), including newly minted PACH Teaser, littermate of Dave Crosby’s Kelsey!
Rally and Obedience on Tuesday!
March 17 ~ Eastport Green Beer Races
The 2014 Annual Eastport St. Patrick’s Day Green Beer Race. Prizes awarded for the “Best Dressed Pet” contest, so deck your pet out in their best St. Paddy’s day wares.
The Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St., is hosting the annual Green Beer Races celebration on Saturday, kicking off at the crack of noon.
Live entertainment, food and plenty of beverages will offered along with the relay races in which teams try to carry green beer on trays while running a course as fast as they can. There is also a keg toss and green Kool-Aid races for the younger set along with a Best Dressed Dog and Cutest Leprechaun contest.
Entertainment includes the Teelin Irish Dance Company and Dean Rosenthal at 4 p.m. The party continues inside from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceed benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
For more information, including how to sign up for the races, visit http://www.greenbeerraces.com.
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