2016 Pet Parade

2016 Pet Parade

More than 1,800 spectators and 600 participants turned out for the 13th annual Burlingame Pet Parade, which took place on September 24, 2016. The parade was led by St. Paul’s Nursery School. The parade marshal was Sunshine, a 7-year-old Beagle mix belonging to Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and his wife Jessica. Music was provided by the Burlingame High School Marching Band, the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band and the San Mateo Elks Concert Band. Award Winners Grand Prize: The top prize went to“The Red Baron,” featuring Sammy, a 3-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix owned by Carol Llewellyn of Stockton. Sammy wore a red costume with helmet and goggles and was perched on a red plane affixed to a slice of runway. Best School Float: Roosevelt Elementary School won $400 for its “Chili Cookoff” entry, which featured a giant cardboard teddy bear wearing a chef’s hat and riding a chili pepper with flames underneath. It was designed by JustinAngelos and his daughter Quinn in honor of the cookoff’s new bear logo.  Several dozen students and parents from Roosevelt accompanied the float. Second Place School Float: Burlingame High School’s “Hello Dolly” float won the second-place school float prize of $200. It promoted the school’s fall musical with a group dressed as characters from the play, including a Bernese Mountain Dog dressed as Dolly. Most Unusual Animal: The top honor went to Finn, a 1-year-old Juliana pig with black spots who excitedly wagged his tail throughout the festivities. Finn’s owner is Paul Belo of Burlingame.   Best Pet Trick: Fiona,   an 11-year-old miniature Schnauzer,  rolled over, bark, shook hands, fetched a tissue when her...