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06/16/10 — Crowds come for annual ice cream social and pet parade

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Crowds come for annual ice cream social and pet parade

By Aaron Moore
Published in News on June 16, 2010 1:46 PM

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Kendyll Sumler, 12, holds a puppy that is up for adoption at the Wayne County Animal Shelter at the annual ice cream social and pet parade in downtown Goldsboro. More than 600 people with more than 60 dogs attended the free event which was put on by The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. and the Wayne County Animal Shelter. People were treated to free ice cream, games, face painting, clowns, moon bounce and a pet contest. The pet parade, however, was canceled due to the heat. The goal of the event was to educate the community about local animal organizations, with all proceeds going to local animal groups.

It was a classic summer scene Tuesday evening as children, dogs and adults all gathered at the end of Center Street, where a large sprinkler hooked up to a fire hydrant sprayed water down on everyone, much to the...

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