Parade judges were Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka), 89th District and Majority Floor Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives; Jeff Burton of the Tom and Jeff Radio Show; and Officer Jennifer Werges, of the Eureka Police Department and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer.
Contest winners for the 2012 parade were (from left to right in the accompanying photo): Look-Alike Winners were chickens—Allie and Henry Coppin of Eureka, with their dog, Maddie.
Best in Show First Place: Dylan Clayton with Doberman, Isa, and Karen Dunn with Chocolate Lab, Dakota, all of Pacific, MO. Owners are K-9 Manners.
Best in Show Second Place: Marissa Tayoan of Catawissa, MO, with her dog, Winnie.
Best in Show Third Place: A team effort from multiple dogs and people, Peter and Georgina Overmann from Lakewood Hills in Eureka.
Editor's Note: We are waiting for feedback from the registration tent regarding exactly how many contestants registered for Sunday's event. A photo gallery of contestants will be published in a separate article.