Grab a lawn chair and bring your family and friends – two legged and four-legged alike – it’s almost time for the annual Grace Episcopal Dog Show.
Now in its 80th year, the show, which welcomes purebreds and mutts alike, will be held Saturday, April 30 in Rectory Square park in downtown Camden. The show features 16 different show classes, including classes for mutts and shelter dogs. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded, but all involved agree everyone who participates is a winner, event organizer Cecelia Stevenson said.
All proceeds from the show go to Theil-Meyers Adoption Center and Animal Shelter, Kershaw County SPCA, and area rescues, she said.
Once again, local artist/cartoonist Robert Ariail has donated a signed original artwork poster to be raffled in connection with the event. So even though the show is still a couple of weeks away – which gives everyone plenty of time to plan to be there -- raffle tickets for the poster are on sale now and going fast, Stevenson added. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Tickets can be purchased at Grace Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Laurens and Lyttleton Street in Camden, or at Camden Tire, located on Wylie Street in Camden.
Registration for the show begins at 1 p.m. with the show starting at 2 pm. The rain date is the next day, Sunday May 1 at the same times and schedule. Cold drinks, water and chips will be available for purchase.
For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Stevenson at 713-8133.
"We hope everyone will come on out and have fun with us – it’s a great time for a great cause," Stevenson said.