2012 Jingle Bell Dog Walk-The Recap

The 2012 Jingle Bell Dog Walk was held at the Waterloo Pet & Feed Store in Waterloo , IL on Saturday, December 8th, wonderfully coordinated by Rene Gonzales, Celeste Knierim and Sue Phillips. Participants raised over $1500,  with the proceeds going to Helping Strays for the care and feeding of rescued animals. Volunteers from the Gibault High School Girls Basketball Team and the Girls On the Run Organizations helped with this event, keeping walkers on the right path as they strolled down the sidewalks of Waterloo. There were some terrific costumes, plenty of tasty Christmas cookies and two kittens found their new family, and will be going home for Christmas.

And the winners are:

One Mile Walk

  Girls Boys Women Men
1st Madilyn Hoock Austin Bedford Cathie Krueger Scott Pisaneschi
2nd Emily Fults Brock Krueger Kelly Wilkins Monte Krueger
3rd Isaac Fults Layne Wilkens Lynne Polk Ian Ericson

Contest Winners

Best Jingle Bell Theme Costume Carol Ericson and Cookie, Brett Benyo and Romeo
Best Holiday Theme Costume Sandy Benyo and Josie, Melissa Koonee and Cabo
Most Unusual/Unique Costume Kelly Thuet and Artie
Best Dog/Owner Look Alike Joe Ahrens and Turbo

Thanks to the businesses that sponsored this year's event:  The Blue Buffalo Company, Canidae Natural Pet Food, Columbia Animal Hospital, Columbia Rehab Specialists, Dogs in My Home, Exclusive Pet Food, JV's Downtown Bar and Grill, Logos 'N Stitches, Waterloo Animal Hospital and Waterloo Feed and Pet Supply.