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Sponsors and trophy donors appreciated

The ninth annual Show ‘n’ Show Off Day was June 3 at Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center.

Participants had a fun-filled day with competitions in agility, obedience, showmanship, and rally obedience.

Youths and adults had opportunities to win ribbons, prizes and trophies while exhibiting their dogs.

4-H youths took advantage of this event to practice for the county dog show in July.

We would like to thank our sponsors for the event: Wahl Clipper Corp., Economy Trophy, Mary Guerrieri, Nicki Boyd, Judy Lohse, Eva Mazrimas, Greg LeRette, Michele Buis, Karen Buis and Deb Rinard.

Our trophy donors were River Ridge Animal Hospital, Veterinary Clinic of Prophetstown, and Rochelle Veterinary Hospital.

We are very appreciative of our judges, Emily Klarman and Dianne Mellot, for their expertise and patience with the new exhibitors.

We send congratulations to the following trophy winners: Samantha Zellers (high score, Beginner Agility Youth), Emma Watts (high score, Advanced Agility Youth), Tammy Norman (high score, Beginner Agility Adult), Deb Proctor (high score, Advanced Agility Adult), Samantha Zellers (Top Junior Showmanship), Janet Russell (Top Adult Showmanship), Allison Abell (high score, Beginner Rally Youth), Kelton Schwamberger (high score, Advanced Rally Youth), Tammy Norman (high score, Beginner Rally Adult), Judy Lohse (high score, Advanced Rally Adult), Samantha Zellers (high score, Obedience Youth), and Lisa Blackburn (high score, Obedience Adult).

Sincere thanks to all the volunteers who helped. We couldn’t have had such a wonderful day without you.

This year, a special dedication was made to honor Mark Knie.

Note to readers: Judy Lohse is manager at Granny Rose Animal Shelter.

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