Written By: Jasmin Lopez, JHS Journalism Sophomore
Hey wiener dog owners! Enter your dog at the Old timers day wiener dog race for a chance to win a cash prize and a trophy! The race isn’t limited to dachshund dogs; you can enter any breed of small dog. There is no entry fee to sign up your pint-sized pup, but the prizes are BIG!! First place will receive $100, 2nd place $75, and 3rd place $50.
The weiner dog race started in 2018 after a serious lawnmower race accident in 2016. The lawnmowers were decked out with actual motorcycle engines which brought in a huge crowd of adults and kids. After its cancelation, a need was created to provide more entertainment throughout later stages of the day, and what better way than to watch cute dogs race!
With only thirteen dog participants last year, the event coordinators are hoping for a bigger turnout at this year’s race. Before the big race, there will be a weiner dog parade for everyone to see the contestants or “dogtestanats” if you will. So come on down to Old Timers Day, October 5th at 5:00 PM on Main St. to witness the cutest, furriest racers fly towards the finish line. Be there or be square! The deadline to register your pup is 5:00 pm on race day.