Dog Days of Summer: A Best Friend Party

By on August 27, 2015

A Day for the Dogs

The 7th annual Dog Days of Summer event was recently held at Ephrata’s Whistle Stop Plaza. Sponsored by the Ephrata Merchants Association, it showcased pets ‘strutting their stuff’ and in included the traditional dog parade.

Alexa Garcia, shown with Chico and Chel-c, won "Best of Show."

Alexa Garcia, shown with Chico and Chel-c, won “Best of Show.”

Queen Julia Longenecker and King Mario won third place overall.

Queen Julia Longenecker and King Mario won third place overall.

Cathy and Don Robson, shown with Bandit and Pink Precious, traveled from Leola. The dogs were not allowed to socialize on the ground with other dogs. The dogs usually spend time riding motorcycles.

Cathy and Don Robson, shown with Bandit and Pink Precious, traveled from Leola. The dogs were not allowed to socialize on the ground with other dogs. The dogs usually spend time riding motorcycles.

Justin Bauman, Ephrata, is shown holding Jada.

Justin Bauman, Ephrata, is shown holding Jada.

Jada, shown holding a treat on her nose, until she is allowed to throw it up in the air and catch in her mouth.

Jada, shown holding a treat on her nose, until she is allowed to throw it up in the air and catch in her mouth.

Erin Ortiz, Lancaster, is with Murdock, a rotweiler. Lots of people came from out of the area.

Erin Ortiz, Lancaster, is with Murdock, a rotweiler. Lots of people came from out of the area.

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