Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest Supports Food Bank of Northern Nevada

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RENO, Nev. - Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District on Sat., Oct 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the 6th annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event.

Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, entertainment, live music, a doggie costume contest, free trick-or-treating for children and pets during the West Street Plaza Halloween Weekend.

Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest. Enjoy tail wagging fun when you enter your dog in the Doggie Costume Contest for a chance to win the funniest, scariest or most original costume.

A special dog costume contest is set for 6:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 27th the proceeds will support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Register at the main booth located in the West Street Plaza. It's a $10 entry fee per dog and all money goes to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Poodle princesses, butterfly Bulldogs, Monster Mutts and devilish Dachshunds, whatever your costume may be, we want to see your pups dressed-up and ready to trick or treat for free! Does your dog love wearing costumes and being the center of attention? Then join us October 27th for a special Halloween costume contest with free Trick-or-treating for your pup beggining at 4pm. Our guest judges will pick the winner at 7pm October 27th on the big stage. Deadline to enter is October 27, 2012. Register throughout the month of October online at

Take your dog trick-or-treating from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Special Pup treat stops will be identified on the official map. A portion of the candy has been generously supplied by the Kimmie Candy Company and the dog treats were generously donated by the Scraps, Shakespeare Animal Fund and the SPCA.

In addition to the 2nd annual Doggie Costume Contest, visitors will have a second opportunity to donate food at participating locations. Food barrels will be available throughout the Riverwalk during the entire month of October. You can donate fresh, canned boxed and frozen product at the barrel location.

The generous donations that the Food Bank of Northern Nevada receives from the food drive is critical to the families and individuals who are struggling to keep food on their shelves. Financial donations can also be made at Just $1 provides approximately four meals to feed our hungry neighbors. With your help, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada can supplement the food that is donated with the important nutritious staples we all

Food Barrels can be found at:
Antiques & Treasurers
Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique
Eye Candy Salon
Reno eNVy
Z Pie

For more details on the Riverwalk District's Tricks, Treats & Treasures visit Call 775-825-WALK (775-825-9255), or visit for more information.