NASHOBA TECH: Dogtoberfest a Howling Success

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Kathryn Nicosia (sophomore, Westford) holds Hope, dressed as a pumpkin for the costume contest. COURTESY PHOTO

 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Veterinary Assisting program held its second annual Dogtoberfest event on the athletic fields behind the school.

Dozens of dogs (and some other furry animals) and their fellow humans gathered to participate in games, face-painting, food and the main event — the Costume Parade, last Sunday.

Danielle Gordon of Westford, left, and Jason Krasinkiewicz of Belchertown watch Kobi as Kitkat, owned by Jestine Vanderhoof of Oxford, tries to make friends. COURTESY PHOTO

The winner for Best Costume was Kitkat, dressed as a Chia Pet. Kitkat is owned by Nashoba Tech student Katelin LaChapelle of Oxford. The winner for Best Costume Pair were Bentley and Sophie, dressed as a police officer in a cruiser and a convict. They are owned by Christine Diaz, an instructor in Nashoba Tech’s Early Childhood Education program. The winner for Best Trick for a Treat was Archie, owned by Nashoba Tech student Christina Ferreira of Chelmsford.

Kathryn Nicosia (sophomore, Westford) holds Hope, dressed as a pumpkin for the costume contest. COURTESY PHOTO

Dogtoberfest also featured information booths with the Lowell Humane Society, Blue Dog Pet Care of Andover and North Andover, and other groups.

Proceeds from Dogtoberfest benefit the Veterinary Assisting program at Nashoba Tech.