Lambda Chi Alpha to host first campus dog show

By Jalynn Nance–

Lambda Chi Alpha will hold its philanthropic event of the year April 16, 2014 for Feeding America Food Bank by hosting the first Lambda Chi Alpha dog show.

“This is the first time ever that anyone in Lambda Chi has done a dog show,” Adam Barnes, a sophomore political science major and member of Lambda Chi Alpha, said.

The dog show will be structured into five different categories, including a small dog race, talent show, costume contest, best in show, and a hot dog eating contest for the owners and for anyone who wants to participate but does not have a dog.

Within these categories, there is a different contest. For example, the costume contest will have a best owner-pet combo award, where participants and their dogs can dress alike.

Some dog shows are limited to a certain type of dog, but not this one.

“Any type of dog is allowed,” Justin Leugers, a sophomore history major and Lambda Chi Alpha member, said. “At the end is the best in show purebred and mutt award so you can have small, big, fat, skinny, ugly or any type.”

Along with the categorized events, the dog show will also have a raffle for everyone to join even if they are not competing in the dog show. Some of the prizes for the raffle include a Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival prize pack and a Texas prize pack. Each raffle ticket is $1 for nonparticipants, and each participant will receive a raffle ticket for each category they enter.

Registration for the dog show started April 7. Members of Lambda Chi will be in the dining hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day until the day of the event. More information can be found on Twitter @LXAdog and on Facebook at Lambdachi Dogshow.

“I’m pretty excited for it. No one’s ever done anything like this before,” Barnes said. “It should be really great for the community, and hopefully if it goes good this year, we’ll make it bigger next year.”

The Lambda Chi Alpha dog show is a free event to attend. They will be taking donations for their philanthropy, Feeding America Food Bank. The event will be held at Heritage Park on the Tarleton campus from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Jalynn Nance is a sophomore communications major.

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