October 19, 2011
Rachel Shambo, of Lake George, adjusts the princess hat on her pomeranian in advance of a judging event at the Pug Parade & Party. Her brother Phillip, 10, waits with his pug “Cooper,” dressed as a street dog.
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Hundreds of people, including many from neighboring states, attended Chestertown’s annual Halloween Pug Party & Parade held Oct. 16. The event started 12 years ago with 21 pugs and their owners, and has grown rapidly — in recent years, it’s had more than 10 times that number attending.