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BCC Foundation Announces Winners of 11th Annual Not Your Average Dog Show
Feb 13, 2012
Dogs of any breed or mix, with or without credentials, had the chance to be the center of attention on Sunday, Feb. 12 during the Berkshire Community College (BCC) Foundation's eleventh Annual "Not Your Average Dog Show" where more than 300 people were in attendance.

Organizers specifically emphasized that the show is "not just for purebreds." Admission was free for spectators (humans and dogs) and proceeds benefited BCC students through the College's annual fund.

First place categories winners included:
• Best Smile sponsored by Dr. Ed Helitzer - Patricia White's dog, Pumpkin.
• Most Earresistible Ears sponsored by Animal ER of the Berkshires - Amber, owed by S. Trimble.
• Best Hair sponsored by The Clip Shop - Lexie, Pat White's dog.
• Best Dressed sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union - Rochelo Rita's dog, Tootsie.
• Best Trick sponsored by Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital - Garfield owed by Patrick Bucier.
• Best Dancer - Tarlo, Audrey Sussman's dog.
• Mystery Mutt (where volunteer judges tried to guess the breeds of the dogs) sponsored the Berkshire Humane Society - Yvonne Bossidy's dog, Gator.
• Fastest Tail Wagger sponsored by Hilltown Veterinary Clinic - Jasmine owed by Mara and Jesse Wooley.

This year, the BCC Foundation and the Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) collaborated on two NEW events - The Dog Gone Good Chili Cookoff and a Kids Agility Competition. The Cookoff garnered twelve restaurant and home chef entries; Samels' Deli was winner the professional chef category and Tom Morandi was the winner of the amateur chili category. The Kids Agility Competition allowed children to race through an obstacle course looking to finish with the fastest time.

Erica Kay, of WBEC Live 95.9 FM's Morning Show served as emcee, and Gene Dellea, president of the BCC Foundation, was the Show's ringmaster.

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