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Pet Parade To Kick Off Annual EdgeFest This Weekend

Proud pup parents will have a chance to show off their pets at the 2nd Annual Pet Parade Saturday.

Dogs are set to strut their paws at 2nd Annual EdgeFest Pet parade.
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EDGEWATER — Dogs of every variety will be dressed in their canine best as they strut their paws at the 2nd Annual Pet Parade this weekend in Edgewater.

The parade will kick off EdgeFest at 11 a.m. Saturday from the festival’s south stage at Ardmore Avenue and Broadway, before heading south onto Victoria, Magnolia and Thorndale avenues, then back onto Broadway.

Proud parents will have a chance to show off their pets, with awards for best costume, best trick, smallest or biggest pet and an owner and pet look-alike contest.

For $10, community members can sign up their pet to participate. Walkup registration will also be accepted. Half of the proceeds will go toward Care for Real to assist in its Pet Pantry, and half will benefit the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.

The Pet Parade will be hosted by NBC’s LeeAnn Trotter, and the contest will be judged by “Chicago’s Best” host Elliott Bambrough, Dr. Tony Kremer and Nancy Meyerson, board chair of Care For Real Pet Food Pantry.

EdgeFest is put on by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by local businesses.

Check out some of last year’s participants:

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