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October 11, 2011 > Dogs rule at Mutt Strut

Dogs rule at Mutt Strut

By Suzanne Ortt
Photos By Courtesy of Tri-CED Community Recycling

Dog lovers' alert! The third annual Mutt Strut is coming, so mark your calendar for Saturday, October 15. This fundraiser for the New Haven Schools Foundation, held at the Masonic Home, in Union City is an opportunity to walk or run with your dog to an admiring audience of dog aficionados.

In addition to the "strut," a plethora of entertainment for the four-legged attendees and their companions includes food, music and competitions. Dogs and their human partners will play musical chairs, compete in a hot dog eating contest (for dogs only) and listen to the music courtesy of DJ Jay Bennett, the DJ. Chef Fred Penning of Allied Waste and crew will command the barbecue grill.

Racing starts at 9:30 a.m. as runners and walkers head for an unofficial track, the perimeter of the field below the Masonic Home. Racers, both canine and human, can circle the track as long as their energy lasts. The costumed canine event allows those so inclined to display clever costumes as a prequel to Halloween. Among the special guests invited to Mutt Strut is Logan High School student Bianca Vieira, who currently wears the crown as Miss Teen California.

Tours of Acacia Creek, the new senior housing at the Masonic Home will also be conducted during the event.

Executive Director of the New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF), Barbara Aro-Valle, describes Mutt Strut as, "a fun-filled event that brings dogs and families together in support of scholarships and programs for students sponsored by the New Haven Schools Foundation."

Mutt Strut
Saturday, October 15
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Masonic Home
34400 Mission Blvd., Union City
(510) 471-3850

$25 Individual pack/$45 Family package

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