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| December 1, 2015

The adorable pooches with Panfilov’s Performing Pets took a cruise on stage during their performance.

The adorable pooches with Panfilov’s Performing Pets took a cruise on stage during their performance.

HOWL-O-WEEN FEST AT BRIDGELAND RAISES FUNDS FOR PET GROUPS

Despite the inclement weather, more than 1,200 people and their pups had a waggin’ good time at the seventh annual Howl-O-Ween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bridgeland, an award-winning master planned community, located in Cypress. Howl-O-Ween Fest at Bridgeland raised $1,100 for local pet rescue groups, bringing the total amount collected during the last seven years to more than $17,000.

Panfilov’s Performing Pets, a canine and feline group that has been featured on several late night talk shows and has performed with the Ringling Brothers, took the stage with their extremely talented Jack Russell Terriers and troupe of trained house cats. Other stage acts included Popeye and Sailor, a dog act organized by the man who trained the “smartest dog in the world” and Todd Oliver and his “talking” dogs, who were semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent.

Guests also enjoyed a variety of food trucks, kids’ activities sponsored by The Foundry, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating for pets and kids, performance by Houston Disc Dogs, pooch fashion show and much more.

Although entrance into the event and some activities were free, a few fetched a small fee to benefit participating animal rescue groups, including Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas, Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas, Husky Haven, Special Pals Shelter, The Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue, Guardian Pitbull Rescue, German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of North Texas and the Weimaraner Rescue of Texas.

“Bridgeland is excited to host Howl-O-Ween Fest every year. The event helps raise funds for local pet rescue groups as well as create awareness for these organizations,” said Peter Houghton, vice president of master planned communities.

Emery Bonin, 6, left, and Jacey Bonin, 9, right, show off their face paintings at the 7th Annual Spooktacular Bridgeland Howl-O-Ween Fest

Emery Bonin, 6, left, and Jacey Bonin, 9, right, show off their face paintings at the 7th Annual Spooktacular Bridgeland Howl-O-Ween Fest

Todd Oliver and his “talking” dog Irving.

Todd Oliver and his “talking” dog Irving.

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Librarians introduce Baxter the Bookworm to preschoolers in hopes of encouraging readers.

Librarians introduce Baxter the Bookworm to preschoolers in hopes of encouraging readers.

CYPRESS-WOODLANDS JUNIOR FORUM/BAXTER THE BOOKWORM

Local preschoolers recently joined Baxter the Bookworm and his helpers for a morning of literacy fun at Malcolm Purvis Library in Magnolia and Barbara Bush Library in northwest Houston. Besides sharing a story, children enjoyed a craft and snack along with a copy of the book as a door prize. The signature program of Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF) hopes to advocate reading and the love of books to preschoolers through this twice-a-year program. An additional Baxter event will be held at each library this spring.

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is a nonprofit assistance organization and recognized chapter of Junior Forum, Inc. This growing women’s group is dedicated to providing volunteer services and philanthropy to enrich the communities in North Harris and South Montgomery counties. For more information, call 281-379-1391 or visit cwjuniorforum.org.


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