By Erin Ehlke
Mason Times staff writer
Trick or treating isn’t just for kids anymore. On Saturday Oct. 26 the Ingham County Animal Shelter presented trick-or-treat with your dog in downtown Mason.
This is the second year that Mason has done a dog trick or treating event.
The event consisted of going around to the 14 businesses that had treats between 2-3:45 p m. The dogs could also run on an agility course during this time. Judging began at 4 p.m. A custom dog bowl and two dog park passes were awarded for the top three costumes.
Doug Klien said how Mason got the idea to have this event “Williamston Chamber of Commerce has done it before and we liked the idea.”
Klien also noted that the Williamston Chamber of Commerce and the Mason Chamber of Commerce are extremely close and they share ideas all the time.
All dogs had to be registered for the event. One could either pre-register for $8, or they could register at the event for $10. Proceeds went to the Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason. Dogs received a bandana to wear during the event.
Monica Bush brought her Shi Tzu, Chewbacca, last year and again this year. This year Chewbacca was dressed up as a shark.
According to Klien 60 dogs came out to trick-or-treat. It was about the same as last year.
First prize was awarded to Heather Wiedenhoeft; who made minion costumes for her two Chihuahuas, Petey and Edna.
“I thought it would be a cute idea. I love the movie and they kind of are like minions in the way they act. They’re always getting into stuff.”