Christmas Island Style’s Holiday Pets on Parade brought out residents and their adorable pets, sporting festive holiday wear. The dogs (and one cat) paraded up and down the red carpet, some needing a little coaxing and encouragement.
“This event has really grown in popularity,” said Master of Ceremonies Stan Niemczyk, a member of the Christmas Island Style Committee. “It really is a fun event, whether you’re here to watch or participate, you really have a great time.”
The Winners of the 2017 Pets on Parade
Most Festively Dressed: 1st Place: Leekly Elves. Owners John & Amanda Leekly 2nd Place: Radar Love (dressed as Santa), owner Erik Condee 3rd Place: Bentley (dressed as Christmas tree), owner Candy Seward
Most Original or Funny: 1st Place: Davis and Gaby (dressed as Rudolph and Bumble), owner Lori Charde 2nd Place: Soprano (dressed as pirate), owner Magdalena Rozio 3rd Place: Cavi (dressed as Georgia Bulldog), owner Romell Gravelle
Honorable Mentions: Polly Ann, Baby Doll and Leila (dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Elf), owners Sue May and Jane Martin Max (the Grinch Stole Christmas), owner Brett Ginter Louie (dressed as Santa), owner Kaye Ferriter