The 3rd annual Howl-o-ween followed by infernoween pumpkin contest
inferno went all-out this Halloween with two days of activities. Our Howl-o-ween celebration has become a staple at the agency and continues to grow — with nine dogs participating this year. The event includes meet and sniff social time, a costume contest, South Main parade of dogs, and yappy hour.
This year’s costume contest included two categories — the staff pick and judges’ choice. For the staff pick, infernites voted for their favorite costumed dog by donating canned goods and cash donations to the Mid-South Food Bank. Liza Livingston’s lab, Sampson, garnered the most staff votes for his jockey costume. And Oscar, Amanda Dent’s pug, took the judges’ choice prize for the third year in a row. He was dressed as Muammar Gad-dog-fi.
On Halloween day, aka infernoween, the party planning committee organized a highly competitive pumpkin-decorating contest. Production manager Teri Hanners proved she could produce an award-winning gourd with her Pilgrim Pumpkin. Her first-place entry was followed by Ashley Burton’s “golden apple,” and Colleen Radish’s “hamburger.”
Thanks to the rest of the Howl-o-ween dogs and owners:
Brewster – 80s aerobics instructor (Liz Cunningham)
Fred – Cow (Ryan Knoll)
Max – Gene Simmons (Tim Sellers)
Roxie – Butterfly (Linda Corti)
Rosie – Diva (Dan O’Brien)
Marley and Maple (Brian Earwood)