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Tail Tale Highlights Dog Show

The first Wag-Off in the Westborough Spring Festival's 11-year history ended in a tie.

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Tales will be told about the 11th annual amateur dog show at the Westborough Spring Festival.

Sunday, the talent contest's first-ever Wag-Off, for Best Tail Wag, ended with Charlie and Katie beating Tonks, Toby and Brinkley by a hair.

The talent show featured eight categories, each judged by three faculty and community members from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

The school's student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association ran this and two other events at Bay State Green as part of the 11th annual Westborough Spring Festival hosted by the Rotary Club.

North Grafton resident Hilary Schwafel and her greyhound mix Oliver won the Doggie Dash through the complex. The event drew 11 entrants, student Alyssa Wheat said.

A doggie spa -- wash, nail trim and ear cleaning --- also was available.

The proceeds from the three events will support skill training for the association chapter members.

Concurrently, the SureFire Dogs Training Center held obedience and dog agility demonstrations.

The Rotary Club of Westborough organized the 11th annual spring festival, which began on Friday and ended Sunday.

The presenting sponsor was Roche Bros.

The title sponsor was Avidia Bank.

The platinum event sponsors were Ball Financial, Elite Dental Care, and St. Mary’s Credit Union.

The major sponsors were Curry Printing, and the Westboro Tennis and Swim Club.

The gold sponsors were Carruth Capital, Central One Federal Credit Union, Marlborough Savings Bank, and the YMCA.

The silver sponsors were Coldwell Banker, and Mugford’s Flower Shoppe.  

The bronze sponsors were Andrew Abu Realtors, Alexander & Aronson, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Commerce Bank, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Boston-Westborough, Westboro Dental, the Boroughs JCC, Smith & Sullivan Co., UMass Memorial, United Home Experts and Veola Water.

The contributors were Dolan & Maloney, E.L. Harvey and Sons, Endless Mountain Solar Services, Gallagher Real Estate, Gary Sanginario, P.C, Mackintire Insurance Agency, NAPA Auto, Northern Energy Services, Traci Portnoff, Sager & Schaffer, and Uhlman’s Ice Cream.

The participating supporters were Julio's Liquors, the Westborough High School Student Council, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Westborough Civic Club, Westborough Historical Society, NAPA Auto, Westborough Lions Club, Sure Fire Dogs, and ReMax Prestige.

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