Broadway Paw-rade @ Market Days 2015
The Broadway Paw-rade is a fundraising event with animals, not limited to dogs, competing in a fun, costume contest for $10 on the main Broadway stage October 31st, 10a.m.-12p.m. All proceeds go to Columbus Animal Care & Control Center and Paws Humane. Registration starts at 9:30a.m., and the first 75 to register will receive a FREE Chick-fil-A chicken & biscuit!
Last year, the proceeds were able to treat ALL the dogs with heart worms at Soul Savor, so they could be adopted. This will be the fourth year of The Broadway Paw-rade, with proceeds helping animal rescue every year.
After living in Savannah, enjoying their pet friendly atmosphere and amazing pet fall festivals, we (Cora King and I) decided to bring something similar back to our hometown. Once we realized Paws and Animal Control were on the Broadway median of Market Days (most) every Saturday with dogs up for adoption, services and more, highlighting their efforts was something we found very important.
2012 was the birth of Broadway Paw-rade @ Market Days. Market Days wasn’t widely known then, so we wanted to highlight how cool a local market was for our town, in addition to the animal rescue centers presence. Since then, Market Days has majorly expanded, and they help us advertise. Columbus, we have grown so much in the past three years!
The Paw-rade is the party at the epicenter of all the action in Uptown Columbus during Market Days! DJ Cashflow will be on the turntables and Damon Free from WCGQ will be announcing. Marquette McKnight, owner of Media, Marketing & More, Rick McKnight, from the RiverCenter, and Kristi Parish, owner of Dramatic Paws, will be our judges for the most creative, cutest, and funniest pet costumes. The contestants will do their little turns on the catwalk across the stage, strutting their stuff to win and have fun!
We will have pet adoptions, give aways, a photographer and several vendors.
Please join us this year with your animals, family, and friends. Even if you can’t finagle your favorite pet into a creative costume, come show support. The Broadway Paw-rade is always an entertaining event and free to watch.