OTTAWA - Calling all children, families, dog owners and their pets. The final First Friday of the year will be held Friday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the municipal parking lot at Main and Oak streets in downtown Ottawa. In addition to the Ottawa Farmers Market, there will be music and food on-site, along with free activities. The theme for October is "Dog Days of Summer". There will be free doggie treats, provided by Huntington Bank; pet photos; a groomer; dog obedience trainer Melissa Weaver, who will provide tips and answer questions; the Putnam County Dog Shelter who will have dogs available for adoption (if there are any in need of homes at that time) and there will be a pet costume parade at 6 p.m. with prizes for winners.

This event is free and open to the public.

Family Activities

Dog Costume Parade starts at 6 p.m. - prizes by P & G and Iams, Leipsic

Pet Photos: by Photos on Main

Pet Caricatures: by Anne Coburn-Griffis of The Quarry Farm

Face Painting: by Designs with Heart

Paint a pumpkin

Children's activity by Ottawa Kiwanis Club

Bring Your Dog for Pet Grooming and Nutrition Tips by Mike's Grooming of Ottawa

Free Doggie Treats by Huntington Bank

Putnam County Dog Warden will have dogs for adoption if any are available

Obedience Training Tips by Melissa Weaver

Lodestar Guiding Angels for the Blind display

Food on-site by Touches From the Heart and The Pizzeria

Merchant Specials on First Friday:

Beckman Jewelers: 50 percent off on all Caravelle by Bulova watches 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Gustwiller's Clothing: First Friday coupon for $10 off any $50 purchase, mention this ad when you make your purchase. Open until 8 p.m.

Merle Norman & Gift Emporium: 1st Year Anniversary Celebration! Receive $5 off a purchase of $35 or more and enter for a chance to win a 10 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent off your next purchase. Refreshments served inside.

Phantasm Designs: 35 percent off all sweatshirts, local schools and OSU available.

The Cavern Club Winery: will feature First Friday lunch specials at 12 p.m. and will be open throughout the evening.

story created on Tuesday 10/1/2013 at 2:20:40 pm by Nancy Kline
story modified on Tuesday 10/1/2013 at 10:16:56 pm by Kirk Dougal