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Meet The 2004 King & Queen Dogs Of Newtown



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Meet The 2004 King & Queen Dogs Of Newtown

By Shannon Hicks

Ballots for The 2004 Newtown Bee King & Queen Dog Contest arrived in the offices of Bee Publishing Co., right up until the polls closed on September 1. Wednesday morning alone, voters accounted for $2,200 toward the total of $14,475 raised by the contest and fundraiser.

When the final ballots were counted, it was Ellis and Misty who were crowned king and queen, respectively.

Dick Button will drive these two royal canines in the 43rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade. Mr Button won the men’s figure skating gold medal at both the 1948 and 1952 Olympic games and was the first skater ever to complete the triple loop in competition. He and Bee Publisher R. Scudder Smith have become good friends over the years through their shared love of gardening and American decorative arts.

King Ellis and Queen Misty will ride, with their owners, in a 1966 Ford Mustang owned by Mr Smith, and they will be just behind this year’s Grand Marshal, Gordon Williams. The winning dogs will be followed by their royal court, made up of the remaining nine queen and nine king finalists. Those dogs will be walking the parade route with their owners.

Interviews with the winning dogs’ owners were scheduled for Wednesday evening, after The Bee Extra had gone to press. To learn more about this year’s king and queen see this week’s issue of The Newtown Bee or check online at www.NewtownBee.com.

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