By: Audrey Flagg, Kentucky Exposition Center Examiner Special Contributor
Since 1958, the Kentuckiana Cat Club has been providing cat enthusiasts a place to showcase their feline friends. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Kentuckiana Cat Club Championship Show, which will be held on September 3 – 4, in West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. This long-standing local club is dedicated to the well-being of all cats and educating the public on feline issues.
Dolores Kennedy, club president and show manager, said there will be more than 90 cats competing in four divisions: Purebred Kitten, Adult Purebred, Altered Class, and Household Pet. Each division is judged on a tailored list of criteria that considers both age and breed. Health, appearance and personality are a constant on the judging sheet. Kennedy said they are expecting around 600 spectators for this year’s showcase.
“It really just depends on who wanders in here,” she said. “But when they do, they usually end up staying for a bit.”
Judging for the show is 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and senior citizens 65 and over. Children under 5 years of age are free.
Along with the show, there will also be a vendor expo with everything a cat lover may want including clothes, jewelry, toys, scratching posts etc. The Shelby County Snips will offer an adoption showcase to encourage individuals to adopt homeless cats and kittens. The Kentuckiana Cat Club invites all cat lovers and families to come out and enjoy the grace, beauty, and playful personality of these prized felines. More information about the show, local breeders, or just the club in general can be found on their website.