It was a full day of fun at Crocker Park Saturday as Halloween was celebrated in a big way with food trucks, trick or treating with kids and, best of all, a gala Pet Costume Contest.
Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough was joined by Q104’s Average Joe and Tiffani Tucker of Cleveland 19 News as they put on the dogs (and even one cat) for a runway struts along Main Street.
Big winner was Vania Velotta with her primped up poodle Pilot, rainbow colored in distinctive bands of blue, yellow and tan.
A crowd favorite was Westlaker Stacey Varvolo’s chihuahua, decked out as Donald Trump! The outfit was complete right down to the pooch’s blond comb-over hairpiece. This was one Donald Trump whose bark was worse than his bite. Donald took second in the contest (wonder if that’s a prediction for next year’s presidential race, too?).
Imaginations ran wild as dogs were staged in a wide variety of creative get-ups. There were Yorkies dressed as pieces of fruit, a fireman terrier and even a Rottweiler in a hula skirt!
The winners of the 2015 Crocker Park Tricks & Treats Pet Contest presented by St. Edward High School Pet Costume Contest were: Scariest: Spooky Ride, Cutest: Needle in a Haystack and Most Original: Peacock Poodle!
Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the Cleveland Animal Protective League!