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Morning Pointe of Richmond Hosts Second Annual Pet Parade

photo of resident Carol Papp with her daughter, Patty Belt, and grand-dogs: Bennie, a Maltese, and Annie, a Cocker Spaniel

It was a beautiful, sunny day, as 20 animals gathered on the lawn outside of Morning Pointe of Richmond, Kentucky, as part of the community’s Second Annual Pet Parade.

“It was a great event with a great turnout as we had several members family members, local government, and community members involved in the parade,” said Kathy West, Life Enrichment Director. “Pets and animals bring so much joy to us at Morning Pointe, and it’s wonderful to have the community show up to share theirs with us. We of course enjoy visiting with the owners, too!”

As expected, there were multiple dogs (a Boxer, Rottweiler, American Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Golden Retriever, Maltese, Cocker Spaniel and Newfoundland).

photo of Charla Young of Foggy Bottom Farm with a 4-month-old miniature zebu named Boo
Charla Young of Foggy Bottom Farm with a 4-month-old miniature zebu named Boo

However, to add to the diversity and fun, there was also a 4-month-old mini zebu (cow from Africa), mini donkey, mini mule and a Holland lop rabbit!

Regardless of the species, all the participating animals got a lot of love from the residents and got their photos taken with their owners.

Photo of Natalie Winkler with mini donkey, Little Joe; Katie Moore with Shih Tzu, Macey; Cristy Winkler, Executive Director with her husband, JR Winkler, and their mini mule, Sugar Baby.
Natalie Winkler with mini donkey, Little Joe; Katie Moore with Shih Tzu, Macey; Cristy Winkler, Executive Director with her husband, JR Winkler, and their mini mule, Sugar Baby.

Everyone who participated in the event was entered into a drawing for several prizes, including gift cards and other prizes from Luxury Pets, Rolling Acres Pumpkin Patch, and Tractor Supply. Local pastor Kent Gilbert from Union Church in Berea served as the master of ceremonies. Jim Whitaker, son-in-law of Morning Pointe resident Anna Young, provided music and microphone support. In addition, Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Parks and Recreation supplied tents for the event.

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Pet Parade a success!

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