Bow Wow Bash on Saturday

Bow Wow Bash

Costumes are optional, but encouraged for the Bow Wow Bash. Now in its eighth year, the Bash has more sponsors than ever this year and attendance nearly hit 300 last year.

Courtesy of Sandi Christy
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

Halloween looms and the supporters of the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society are ready to do the bash – the Bow Wow Bash.

And, in its eighth year, the event has proven to be quite the smash.

“The whole community has gotten behind this event,” said Sandi Christy, president of the board of directors for the SJBHS. “It has become a giant masquerade ball.

“We have more sponsors this year than ever before. Attendance has grown every year. It’s the adult Halloween. It’s about raising money and goodwill.”

The event began of humble beginnings.

Part of a day-long celebration of pets and their owners, the Bow Wow Bash was the formal evening partner to Paws in the Park, an informal gathering of dogs, cats and the people that love them.

As Paws in the Park was phased out, the Bow Wow Bash assumed a larger profile, transforming into a Halloween ball – costumes optional but encouraged.

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