“Pooches to Pedigrees” will allow community members to come and show off their dogs, support Kiwanis initiatives and have some fun at the same time.
Funds collected from the event will go to assist the youth of Bradley County and Cleveland by sponsoring youth groups, benefiting children’s support programs and providing scholarships.
The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Tri-State Exhibition Center. Admission will be $1 per car and $5 per category to enter a dog. Registration will run from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and the show starts at 10:30 a.m.
Categories run the gambit from cutest dog to most unusual markings to best mutt. In total there are 14 different categories in which all shapes and sizes of dogs can be entered.
In addition to the dog show, the event will also feature pet related vendors, food and pet pictures with Santa himself.
Cleveland Kiwanians also heard from the local 4-H program during the weekly luncheon Thursday.
According to the Lynne Middleton, UT Extension Youth Programs, the local 4-H unit has around 3,500 active Bradley County youth and a number of opportunities to advance and develop into stronger citizens.
Bradley County 4-H is located on 95 Church St. in Cleveland and can be reached at 423-728-7001.