Patriotic dogs strut their stuff at pageant

Many celebrated the Fourth of July holiday weekend with the cutest dogs in the Capital City.

The Springfield Jaycees and Alderwoman Lakeisha Purchase hosted a patriotic dog pageant as part of the Capital City Celebration Saturday evening.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes came out to strut their stuff in hopes of winning some sweet prizes.

Organizers say that it’s great to give the community an adorable show.

“It’s a way for the community to come out and enjoy our furry friends,” said Ellyn Thomson, president of the Springfield Jaycees. “And on top of that, we are benefiting the APL food assistance program tonight so all of the entries and, as well as our raffles, will all be going towards the food assistance program which benefits our community.”

Saturday’s winners received a basket filled with goodies provided by local businesses.

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