Copperas Cove third grader chairs second annual Howl-O-Ween

Posted at 3:12 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 16:58:20-04

A Copperas Cove third grader is chairing an event that benefits the Copperas Cove Animal Control Facility.

Kaydence Weary, a student at Williams/Ledger Elementary and junior Miss Rabbit Fest, will be chairing the second annual Howl-O-Ween Puppy Pawlooza on Saturday.

“I do love animals very much and think we all should do what we can to save their lives,” Weary said. “When I decided to compete in the Rabbit Fest Pageant and had the opportunity to choose a platform of service, I knew I wanted it to be saving abandoned animals. This is one way that I can do that.”

In collaboration with the Copperas Cove Parks and Rec Department, Weary added a dog splash in the City Park Pool, a Little Tikes Dog Race, and dog demonstration.

“What makes this event unique is that it is run almost entirely by students,” CCISD Public Information Officer Wendy Sledd said in a release. “Kaydence is leading the charge, but nearly all of our schools are doing pet food drives through their student councils or other organizations.  Different student leader organizations are hosting doggie rest stops along the route also.”

Entry fees for the event are donations of pet items, which will be donated to the Copperas Cove Animal Control Facility.

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