• Chelsea Olms/News Bethanne Fowler poses with her 7-year-old Border Collie, Molly, after finishing the DOGtoberfest Costume Parade at the First Friday event in downtown Mount Vernon.
  • Chelsea Olms/News From left, Barbara Kurtz; Mia the 22-month-old Jack Russell Terrier; Andre Sekavec, 4; Alli Sekavec, 5; Alli the 10-year-old border collie; and Matthew Kurtz, participating in WNZR’s DOGtoberfest Costume Parade. The group represented the Kurtzs’ dog-training business, Pawsitive Journey Training.

MOUNT VERNON — Friday marked the end of the season for the First Friday festivals on the square. And, despite the dreary weather and rain earlier in the day, it was a beautiful night, and the square in Mount Vernon was filled with festival-goers.

One of the main events of the night was the DOGtoberfest Costume Parade, sponsored by WNZR. Pooches of all breeds came out with their owners, dressed in all sorts of costumes — from dinosaurs to Sherlock Holmes.

Barbara and Matthew Kurtz were part of Friday night’s parade, along with their two grandchildren and two dogs. Their grandchildren, Alli Sekavec, 5, and Andre Sekavec, 4, were dressed like bumble bees, walking alongside a stuffed Winnie the Pooh in a cart pulled by the Kurtzs’ 10-year-old Border Collie, Alli. Mia, the 22-month-old Jack Russell Terrier, followed along as another buzzing bee.


Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or chelsea@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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