Churchill Park's Halloween Gouls and Drool Fest was cancelled due to Mother Nature's gloomy wet Saturday start but some doggie costume contestants were ready to party.
Costumed or not, visitors to the Churchill Dog Park ranged in temperament from pent-up "Let's party NOW!" to "It is really time to get out of this wet stuff." Though both owners and pooches were disappointed they all concurred Mother Nature dampened their party time for this year but hope for a better time next year.
Jahn Marie Parise, from Bucktown's Churchill Dog Park Board, said that the cancellation was decided in fairness to the judges and volunteers. "Everyone did get prizes though, " she said reassuringly.
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