Our furry friends will be all the more fabulous on Sunday when Pride on the Plains and the Lee County Humane Society team up to host Paws for Pride.

The free event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Town Creek Park and is meant to be a fundraiser for both Pride on the Plains and LCHS, who paired up in 2018 for a similar effort and will split whatever donations are given on Sunday. Food donations for LCHS are also encouraged.

“What we’re trying to do is raise money both for Pride on the Plains and for Lee County Humane Society, as well as try and get some animals adopted,” said Seth McCollough, who is in his first year of serving as president of Pride on the Plains. “We’ll do like a little drag show, and each entertainer will have a dog that they will “model” and try and get the audience to adopt or maybe even raise funds.

“The dogs are really cute. Normally, they’re doing to be the smaller ones. I think that’s what people gravitate toward.”

The furry friends from LCHS will be partnered with a multiple entertainers.

Masks will not be required at the event but social distancing is encouraged. 

“It feels so nice to be able to get back to hosting events and bring the community together because, honestly, everybody, no matter who you are, has missed hanging out with their crew, with their people, socializing,” McCollough said. “I think we’re all tired of being cooped up in the house, so having a few outdoor events lends to being able to safely socially distance and also still kind of hang out with our peeps.”

Pride on the Plains will also be hosting its annual outdoor festival at Kiesel Park on Saturday, June 5, from noon to 6 p.m.

City Market returning May 29

Auburn residents will be able to fill up their food baskets at Town Creek Park soon as the City Market will return for its second season on May 29 and feature fresh goods and handmade products from local farmers, growers and artists.

City Market will take place every Saturday from May 29 through Aug. 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Town Creek Park. 

Parking will be available for attendees in the gravel parking lot across from the park. 

For more information about upcoming markets, please follow City Market on Facebook and Instagram @citymarketauburnal or visit auburnalabama.org/parks/programs/city-market.

Memorial Day Ceremony set for May 31

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Veterans Committee will host an outdoor ceremony remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day, May 31. 

The event will be held at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Monument at the corner of Ross Street and Glenn Avenue at 9 a.m. 

The program will feature remarks from Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Lt. Col. James Witte. There will also be musical performances and the Auburn University Naval ROTC.

Attendees are encouraged to park at the Douglas J. Watson Municipal Complex and Felton Little Park. Ross Street and Glenn Avenue will be closed near the intersection to provide room for on-street, accessible parking. 

Attendees will be required to adhere to all Covid-19 regulations in place at the time of the event. 

Learn more about the City’s efforts to honor Auburn’s veterans at auburnalabama.org/veterans.

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