Animal fair at Kelso on Saturday

Monday, May 6, 2002

Southeast Missouri

KELSO, Mo. -- There'll be something new at the Kelso Feed animal fair this year -- Shrine clowns.

"We'd really like for the clowns to enter their 'invisible dog' in the pet parade," said Carolyn Cauble, coordinator of the third annual fair to be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at Kelso Feed.

The pet contest will be held at 6 p.m..

"This has been a favorite event at the fair," said Cauble. Prizes are awarded for best dressed, smallest, largest, funniest, cutest, most unusual and the best pet trick, she said.

The Cape Shrine Club will also have a food stand at the fair. Proceeds from the fair go the Shriner's Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

"We'll have some surprises for the children," said Cauble. "We'll be giving away a dozen roosters and a kitten or two."

"Big Thunder," the world's largest toad, will be at the fair, along with other animals, presented by Jurrock's Zoo of Cape Girardeau. Jurrock's Zoo will have a number of animals at the fair, including "Cousin Cornelius," the dragon.

The annual fair is sponsored Kelso Feed, along with Purina Feed.

The event, said Cauble, is designed to teach children about animals.

Pony rides, balloons, hot dogs and lemonade will be available.

Information is available by calling Cauble at 264-4623.

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