The Humane Society of Jackson County is planning for a doggone good time Saturday.

And the Seymour Noon Lions Club is inviting the community to come out and enjoy a pork dinner and family-friendly activities in the park on the same day.

Dog Days Dog Show

Dog lovers can enter their pooches in the 14th annual Dog Days Dog Show in the Keach Parking Lot at Fourth and Walnut streets behind the Seymour Post Office.

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Registration is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., with judging to begin shortly afterwards. Cost is $2 per dog per category, and dogs can be entered in a total of two categories.

Categories are most hair, longest tail, shortest natural tail, oldest dog, best dressed, most unique, longest ears, dog most resembling owner, precious puppy, best trick and best rescue story.

There is no cost for people who just want to watch the show, and bleacher seating will be available.

Trophies will be awarded after the show. Each dog entered also will be eligible to win doggie door prizes and receive a free doggie goody bag with treats and toys courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus in Seymour.

There will be booths offering pet supplies and information. Dog watering and waste disposal stations also will be available.

Dogs should be kept on a leash.

All proceeds and donations from the event go to support the humane society. Organizers will accept monetary donations or people can bring items the shelter needs, such as bleach, paper towels and dog food.

Pig in the Park

From noon to 4 p.m., the public is invited to stop by Gaiser Park in Seymour for a pulled pork dinner and family fun fair.

For its sixth annual Pig in the Park, the Seymour Noon Lions Club has expanded the event to include community agency information booths and kids crafts and activities.

There will be multiple inflatable bouncy houses for kids to play on, demonstrations from the Seymour High School robotics and archery clubs, a charity motorcycle ride and live music.

In the past, a tractor show was conducted as part of the event, but because of lack of entries the past couple of years, the club decided to do something different.

Pig in the Park serves as a fundraiser for the Lions Club, which uses the money to support its community service efforts for Anchor House, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Provisions of Jackson County, Girls Inc. of Jackson County, Child Care Network and other organizations.

Cost is $6 for a dinner with drink and dessert. Tickets are available at Union Hardware, Greemann’s Furniture and Beatty Insurance and from Lions Club members. They also can be purchased at the event.

Corporate ticket packages can be purchased at $50 for 10 tickets or $100 for 20 tickets.

Local sponsors of the event include Jackson-Jennings Co-op, Darlage Custom Meats, Jay C Food Stores and Pepsi.

If you go

14th annual Dog Days Dog Show to benefit the Humane Society of Jackson County

Where: Keach Parking Lot at Fourth and Walnut streets in Seymour behind the Seymour Post Office

When: Saturday; registration is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; judging to begin at 9:15 a.m.

Cost: $2 per dog per category; dogs can be entered in up to two categories.

Sixth annual Pig in the Park

Where: Gaiser Park in Seymour

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $6 for a pork dinner meal with sides, drink and dessert

January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at or 812-523-7069.