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Dogs pack park

Hundreds of four legged friends flocked to the Len Lewis Memorial Park over the Easter Long weekend for the Mount Gambier Easter Dogfest.

There were nearly 400 entries over the six show format from all over Australia and as far away as the Northern Territory.

The show was held across four days by the Mount Gambier and District Kennel Club Inc.

The judging panel consisted of Queensland’s Erin Brown, Michael Yates and Katrine Santas, Western Australia’s Eva Fekete and Coral Gray and Caroline Yate from New South Wales.

A range of vendors were on site selling dog goods including treats, leather leads, beds and jewellery with refreshments made available for the humans from Joanne’s Expresso Express and the canteen facility.

Mount Gambier and District Kennel Club Inc. secretary Lyn Harris-Walker said it was an eventful yet successful weekend with a power outage and water issue on separate occasions.

“We had a power blackout on Saturday where the power to the building went down so that was not too good but the A&H Society were really good.

They came out straight away and we found the problem was over in the budgie shed so they fixed that.

“Then on Sunday we had a bit of a water situation to the ladies’ toilets but that was rectified too.

“Other than that, the show went well, everybody seemed to be happy and it was great.

“We had beautiful days, one of the days was very foggy right up until about 10am but other than that it was great weather.

“I just want to thank our sponsors and our volunteers who helped set down the show Monday.

“I did not work at the show Monday so a lot of people heard that I was not well and pitched in and helped out.

It was great to see so many people come and help.”

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