Monday, April 12, 2010

Mutt Strut and Earth Day

April 24, 2010

Mutt Strut & Earth Day Festival

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fountain Park & Memorial Row


The Kent County Humane Society, the Town of Chestertown, and Washington College's Center for Environment & Society will present the annual Mutt Strut & Earth Day Festival in downtown Chestertown on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Festivities begin in Fountain Park with the Farmers' Market, live music, and registration for the 13th annual Mutt Strut. The dog parade starts at 10 a.m. and winds through Town, finishing at the Courthouse where Shelter Associate Courtney Phelps presides over a series of "pawsitive" pet tricks, canine competitions and agility contests. There is a $10 registration fee for Mutt Strut, while Earth Day and pet fair festivities are free and open to the public.

Earth Day features eco-friendly exhibitors, crafters and vendors; free paper shredding; free recycling of fluorescent bulbs; free recycling of rechargeable- and alkaline batteries; environmental education, and opportunities for kids of all ages to learn why it is important to take care of Mother Earth's air, land and water. "The social, environmental and economic choices we make today have real consequences for the planet," says Mayor Margo Bailey.

For more information, call 410/778-7295 or visit and

  • 8:00 AM - Farmers' Market opens in Fountain Park

  • 9:00 AM - music begins on Memorial Row

  • 9:00 AM - dog walkers register in Fountain Park

  • 10:00 AM - dog parade begins

  • 10:30 AM - dog agility contests begin in Fountain Park

  • 1:00 PM - festival ends on a happy note

Mutt Strut & Earth Day is a community event sponsored by the Town of Chestertown, the Kent County Humane Society, and the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College. To register as a vendor or exhibitor, write to or call 410-778-7295 by April 14.

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