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Woofstock this Saturday!

(Le Mars) -- It started with an idea for a small fashion show for dogs and has

grown into something more.

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That's Judy Bowman, Plymouth County Historical Museum Administrator and dog

lover.  She works closely with a committee annually to put on the event in the

Museum's gymnasium.

In it's 4th year, Woofstock of Le Mars is partnering with Noah's Hope in Sioux

City.  Noah's Hope Animal Rescue is non-profit organization that is dedicated to

rescuing abused, neglected and homeless animals to help give them a new life.

They will be on site at Woofstock this Saturday with dogs ready for adoption.

Woofstock takes place from 10-3p beginning with an outdoor "Poochie Parade."

During the noon hour enjoy a hot dog lunch with all the trimmings while being

surrounded by  pet related vendors, kids games, a water and treat bar for dogs,

and much more.

New this year is the Doggie Dash.  Judy explains.

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The Doggie Dash begins at 1pm.  Another new offering is a dog memorial booth

where people will be able to buy a balloon, write their names on it and choose

to keep it or release it toward the end of Saturdays event.

Over 100 dogs and between 200 to 300 human attendees are expected at Woofstock

2012, but Judy says that there's something there for everyone.

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Proceeds from the silent auction go to benefit future Woofstock's as well as the

museum.  An additional collection will be taken to benefit Noah's Hope Animal

Rescue to buy food and provide shots for their dogs.

Woofstock happens this Saturday at the Plymouth County Museum in Le Mars from

10-3.

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