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by Rebecca Hazen - June 12, 2016

All types of pets marched down Main Street in Wellsboro on Sunday, June 12, as one of the events to kick off the Laurel Festival week. People lined up the street to see an assortment of dogs, cats, goats, horses and even a goose and a spider.

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The animals and their owners marched from Packer Park to the Green, where trophies for the winners were presented.

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The judges for the pet parade were Tom Miller, Danielle Mase, Bonnie Wood, Linda Grogan and Cheryl Seely.

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On hand to give trophies to the winners were Rebecca Leuthold, the 2015 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen, from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Tioga County Diary Ambassador Thecia Spencer, and Samantha Bailey, Miss Wellsboro for this year’s Laurel Festival.

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The awards given were:

Cats: Most Intelligent: Lizie Gordon, Most Lovable: Haylianne Holsonvack, and Best in Parade: Liam and Cohen Mosher.

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Dogs: Best Dressed: Lily Wagner, Prettiest: Reese Charles, Most Imaginative: Mazie Johnson, Most Intelligent, Devan Fairbanks, Most Loveable: Melvia Bartlett and Best in Parade: Jack, Maddie, Kate, Bryant and Jeff Rawson.

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Miscellaneous: Best Dressed: Kieleigh Hoover for her spider WeeWee, Prettiest: Grace Dilly for her bowl of guppies, Most Imaginative: David Seeling for his pony Sunny, Most Intelligent: Nicole Pierce for her rabbit Snowball, Most Lovable: Madison Gruhenden for her Nigerian goats Daisy and Willow, and Best in Parade: Jordan Pierce for his rabbit Midnight.

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Bikes: Most Imaginative: Megan Mosher and Best in Parade: Lydia Lewis.

Dr. Kreger’s Special Award: Olivia Bartlett.

Overall Best in Parade was Janet Kosaber, whose family and pet dog dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters.

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