On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy held its annual Halloween Howl Dog Costume Contest. It was a rainy day, and the turnout wasn't as sizable as in previous years, but that didn't deter the canine contestants and their owners. More than 100 people entered their pups in the contest before a blue-chip fashion industry panel of judges. Among the winners was Dave, who won First Prize for Small Dogs.
As one participant noted, there are lots of people who come to the event but don't enter their dogs, so basically the park becomes a meet-and-greet fest for all the costumed pups.