ACHS, the Addison County Humane Society, will celebrate the animals with Woofstock, an annual fun walk and festival for the animals, Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Middlebury Recreation Park. Humorist, actor, and Addison Eagle columnist Rusty "The Logger" DeWess will be on hand as a celebrity judge.
ACHS invites pet owners to bring along a pooch and pound the pavement to help raise funds for the ACHS animal shelter.
Walkers are permitted to participate in Woofstock as either individuals or as members of teams. Participants may bring along a dog although having a dog to walk is not a requirement to raise money for the shelter.
Walker pledge forms are available at the shelter on Boardman Street or online at www.addisonhumane.org or www.firstgiving.com/addisonhumane
In addition to the fund-raising walk, Woofstock features several local artists and vendors, food, live music, and a dog demonstration featuring Green Mountain Disc Dogs and a police K-9 unit. In addition, the silly Pet Tricks Contest, where dogs perform their best and silliest tricks, will welcome DeWees, "The Logger", as the judge. A Pet Costume and Pet Look-A-Like Contest will also be judged by DeWees. Games and prizes will also be part of the lineup.