Laurel Pet Parade is June 12

Children 12 and under are invited to enter their pets or decorated bicycles or battery-operated three or four wheelers in the 2016 Laurel Festival Pet Parade. Groups are welcome to participate, too.

The pet parade will be Sunday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. The Wellsboro Pet Complex on Route 6 in Charleston Township sponsors it.

The parade will form at Packer Park on Queen Street and travel up Main Street to The Green in Wellsboro.

Judging in several categories will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Packer Park prior to the parade. Participants are asked to be there no later than 12:25 p.m. on June 12.

All dogs, 3 months of age and older, must be vaccinated and licensed. Bring water for pets and keep them in the shade.

Special awards sponsored by Dr. Leonard Kreger and his Veterinary Hospital Reptile and Bird Clinic will be presented. Everyone entering the pet parade will receive ribbons.

To register, return completed applications by 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9 to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office. For information or an application, contact the chamber by stopping in at 114 Main Street, Wellsboro, calling 570-724-1926, or emailing