What a wonderful way to kick off the grand re-opening of the Avila Beach Community Center with our annual 4th of July Doggie Parade. This year, we had 73 participants who “bow wowed” their audience. 

Once again, Petco Arroyo Grande continued to support us and generously donated their tasty doggie treats for each dog. Our judges were led by Steve Kobliska with new judges Third District County Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg; Hayley Mattson, publisher of the Avila Beach Life; and Robin Weed-Brown, President of the Avila Beach Civic Association. Our volunteers consisted of Grand Marshall Adam Montiel of “Up & Adam in the Morning” FM104.5 with Audrey Tito and puppy Giorgi, Avila Beach Post Master Cindy Baker-Kobliska, Tammy Hay, Mary Matakovich, Lori O’Connor, Carol Sanderson, and Tom Sparks. Cheryl Stepaniak was with her two friends, Esmeralda Anguiano and Marianna Arredondo, in the puppy costumes. Karen Flagg was the winner of our Doggie Fun Basket, who also participated in the parade with her dog Missy May.

The winners of our Costume Contest were:

Best Costume:
Angelia Hepburn with Xolo Vente

Best Dog/Owner Look-Alike:
Lucy and Amelia Vohra with Winnie

Best Holiday Look:
Michelle Smith with Scarlet and Paisley

Adam Montiel and Audrey Tito with Giorgi

Best in Show:
Vicki and Tray Johnson with Annie and Abbey

Honorable Mention:
Curren and Philip Toriello with
Bingo and Rolly

We are so very happy to congratulate our winners, thank our judges and volunteers, and looking forward to our Santa’s Doggie Parade on Saturday, December 11, at 11 a.m. 

Please visit our website avilabeachcc.com for more information in the future.