Patti’s Nov. 20 “Inside New Gloucester” column

Yawkey, a 13-year-old chocolate Labrador, accompanies Brooklyn Stevens, 7, on an autumn walk. The family plans to submit a photo of Yawkey to enter the Recreation Department’s Pet Mayor fundraiser contest. Courtesy / Nichole Stevens

Pet Mayor fundraiser

Your critter may become famous.

The Pet Mayor of New Gloucester is a fundraiser for the Recreation Scholarship Fund. Households can register as many of their family pets as they wish into the random drawing for the prestigious honor of becoming the 2021 Pet Mayor of New Gloucester. Note that there is a limitation of one registration per pet.

Registration closes on Dec. 15 and the drawing for the winner is Dec. 18. The duties of the Pet Mayor are simply to be available for public appearances at special events with the Recreation Department and not be camera shy.

Organizers request a minimum donation of $5 per pet registered. To register, go to Add your pet to your profile members through “Add Child”, and then enroll them into the Pet Mayor program. You will need to upload a photo of your pet during this process. Only New Gloucester residents are permitted to participate.

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