Pooch parade to benefit animal shelter on Saturday in Hope

The town of Hope will be featuring pancakes and pooches Saturday.

Hope volunteer firefighters are inviting you to a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at their fire station on Aiken Street. The pancake breakfast will be a fundraiser for the department and will run from 8 to 11 at the fire station. There is no set cost but free will donations are being accepted.

The breakfast is cosponsored by Main Street of Hope and organizers suggest that you can come to town, have pancakes, and then take part in the St. Patrick’s Pooch Parade on the Town Square. Registration for the costumed dogs will start at 11 a.m. and the parade and costume contests will start at noon. The cost to participate in the parade is $5 and the event benefits the Paula A. Pollitt Animal Shelter.

You can also make donations of cash, dog or cat food, dog or cat treats and pet accessories.