PHOTO GALLERY: Following are photos of some of the groups and businesses that displayed booths at the Mardi Growl in Eureka Sunday afternoon. Crowd shots also are included.
Businesses, groups and volunteers who like puppy breath rallied to support the second annual Mardi Growl dog festival in Eureka Sunday. Businesses paid a small fee to exhibit and donated fun give-aways, too. Mardi Growl was co-sponsored by the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and the city of Eureka. A portion of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary. The rest of the money will fund scholarships for Eureka High School students. Eureka city staffers provide popcorn at Mardi Growl. Eureka restaurants provided the following:
PHOTO GALLERY: Dog owners love to go places with their dogs, and Sunday's festivities attracted several hundred registrants and people.
A total of 241 registrants competed in the second annual Mardi Growl dog parade held Sunday in Eureka. The youngest puppy this editor could find there was 10 weeks old. If anyone knows of a younger puppy who attended, please remark in the comments section. With so many great dog shots, it was difficult to select one to feature here in the Patch online template. Please click through them all, and add your own shots. To see one of the most interesting "presentations" of a contestant for the parade, click here for a Patch article published Sunday evening. A Patch reader since loaded a photo of "BatDog," who also attended the event. For a look at the contest's winners, judges and Mayor Kevin Coffey and his dog, click here for a Patch article …