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‘PugFest Toga Party’ to benefit reading festival

January 15, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Library System presents Lee County PugFest V: Toga Party from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, January 31 at the Bell Tower Shops, corner U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway, in Fort Myers.

The PugFest, now in its fifth year, is a dog-friendly fundraiser for Library System's annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

This year's theme is Toga Party. Pugs and owners may team up for a water relay contest called My Cup Runneth Over where teams will scoop up smaller glasses of water and carry them to the opposite end of the track to dump them into a larger vessel. They will keep going back and forth until the larger vessel is filled.

Teams with the best times win. Six Pugs will be appointed King, Queen, and to the Royal Court. A $10 donation is requested for entry to this contest and it is limited to pugs only.

Other highlights include a costume contest open to all dogs and a pug fashion show. Vendors of pet products and services will be on hand and a Chinese Auction offers attendees the chance to win prizes.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation per family is suggested. All funds raised benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, a free community event to showcase the library's programs and resources, and to promote reading and literacy.



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