|The Victory Cherokee Organization (VCO) presented a donation (Aug. 8th) to Janice Fields for Collinsville Schools Indian Education's fundraiser effort. The check will help support the Taco Dinner at the Wilson Elementary cafeteria before the CHS Homecoming football game September 15th.|
|Rebekah Coombs and Ryann Heller were among the many 6th graders enrolling at the Middle School Thursday Aug. 10th. Classes begin Thursday Aug. 17th, 2006|
Childrens Dog Show Supports
Collinsville Animal Shelter
On August 24 the Tri-County Fair will open with the Childrens Dog Show. The Dog Show has been sponsored by the Collinsville Dairy Capitol 4-H Club for several years, and this year they have teamed up with FOCAS (Friends of Collinsville Animal Shelter) and other animal rescue organizations, with a goal to find homes for needy pets and to raise money that will help the Collinsville Shelter become a reality.
During the show which begins at 7pm in the Collinsville Livestock building, there will be silent auctions and a raffle. The auctions will start with several fifty cent items that even the youngest dog enthusiast can bid on, to larger items such as a free grooming session for your dog. The raffle basket will contain numerous items that anyone who loves animals will enjoy. Tickets for the raffle will be fifty cents each or three for a dollar. The Dog Show will end with the drawing of the raffle prize and the announcement of the winners of the silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Collinsville Animal Shelter to help with building costs.
There will also be animal rescue organizations present with animals that are looking for homes. The Doberman Rescue Group, Owassos New Hope Animal Rescue, Tulsa Boxer Rescue and Feline Rescue of Owasso are some of the organizations that will have pets present for adoption. Adoption fees will vary with each group.
This year one of the dogs in the show is Gracie. Gracie is the mascot for the FOCAS group and she was rescued from the Collinsville shelter by Harold and Susan Babbitt of Collinsville. Gracie is a 7 year old black Lab and is a wonderful example of the type of pet that will be available for adoption at the Dog show or at your local animal shelter. Gracie will be shown by her new friend Tyler Lutz and together they will represent both the Collinsville Animal Shelter and the Collinsville Dairy Capitol 4-H Club.
To make the show successful, Tyler and Gracie will need some competition in the show. Any child between the ages of 5-18 can show a dog at this event. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations, and they must be kept collared and leashed at all times. There are no entry fees and show registration begins in the Collinsville Livestock Barn at 6:30pm on Thursday August 24, with the show to begin at 7pm. There are a variety of classes that each child and dog can enter, most of them are fun classes, such as best costume, best trick, tallest dog and shortest dog. There are also obedience, showmanship and grooming classes.
The public is encouraged to come out and attend this fun event. If you have questions, need more information, or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation for the action or raffle, you can contact Deb Lutz at 371-8236. If you would like more information on FOCAS (Friends of Collinsville Animal Shelter) you can contact Susan Babbitt at 630-8832