Sunday 16th July 2017 saw the Maltese Club Fun Day, held at Baginton Village Hall as usual.
The day was opened at 11.30 am by our Chairperson Miss Sue Tyler, everyone was welcomed and Sue hoped they would all enjoy themselves.
There were 14 entries over 4 age groups for the races.
the overall winner was Sparkle from age group up to 3 years, 2nd fastest was Angel from age group 4 to 7 years, 3rd place went to Percy from the 8 years and over, each received a prize bag and rosette.
Next came the Auction, held in 2 parts, a few showers held up proceedings for a while but then the sun came out and all continued.
The Fun Classes came next with Lee Studholme in the chair as the judge.
Fun Classes 1 to 9 are open to any toy breed.
Class 1, Winner of Cutest Puppy was “Benji”
Class 2, Waggiest tail winner was “Babe”
Class 3, Best long coat winner was “Percy”
Class 4, Best short coat winner was “Baby”
Class 5, Best 6 legs winner was “Hercules”
Class 6, Prettiest bitch winner was “Layla”
Class 7, Most handsome dog winner was “Riley”
Class 8, Best trick winner was “Hercules”
Class 9, Golden oldie winner was “Kiss” aged 13
Best In Show was held after class 9 giving everyone time to get their dogs ready for fancy dress.
Best In Show was won by Layla the Yorkshire Terrier owned by Martin Frostick and Best Puppy In Show was Benji owned by Rose. Both winners were presented with a soft pet bed, some food and treats etc.
Maltese Fancy Dress was won by ” A dog is not just for Christmas, 2nd was Harry Potter and 3rd was Puppy in a Kilt.
The Auction continued after the fun classes, ably done by Mel and Helpers, the Auction alone raised £408.50, which is a brilliant amount.
Stalls were open all day as was the kitchen, Due to illness of our BBQ King, Peter Wright, we didn’t have a BBQ this year, (Get well soon Pete).There were however plenty of bacon rolls, sandwiches and salads available (freshly made) in the kitchen also the Fun Day favourite Strawberries and Cream.
Thanks must go to everyone who helped make the day a success, (Committee, Family and Friends), who all worked hard all day, from setting up to clearing up at the end of a very long and tiring day. All these people give their time for free. The Total Raised for Welfare was £795.67
Thanks also to all the companies who supplied us with Dog Food, Gifts Leads & Collars, Toys and lots of dog and human related items for the Raffle and Auction, we are very grateful to you all.
Neil and I are standing down as organisers of the Fun Day now, we have done this job for around 10 years and deserve a rest, also we may be able to open our front door to callers in the future because all Fun Day goods were stacked floor to ceiling behind it.
We wish success to whoever takes over from us, maybe they can revamp and improve the itinerary as we ran out of new ideas.
Thank you to all the companies who have sent us goods every year over this time and supported our fund raising whole heartedly, we could not have done it without your help Thank You
We Hope everyone enjoyed the day, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Yours (Retiring) Organiser
Mrs Avis German and hard working husband Neil.