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Dewey Beach Gears Up For Cinco de Mayo


DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Chihuahua and small dog races and a dog fashion show will highlight Dewey Beach's second annual "Cinco de Mayo" family celebration May 4 and 5.

The Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua race will be held at the Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street at noon on Saturday May 4, with the fastest dog receiving a $100 prize. They will race in a 30-40 yard fenced area next to the Lifesaving Station. Last year, 19 Chihuahuas were entered in the contest. A second "I wish I was a Chihuahua" race for a $50 prize will also be held for other small dogs weighing less than 15 pounds.

On Sunday, May 5, also at noon, Chihuahuas and other under-15 pound dogs will strut in their finest Cinco de Mayo costumes. This event will also be held at the Dagsworthy Lifesaving Station site.

An entry fee of $20 is required for each dog entered in the races. All net proceeds for the weekend events will be donated to the Dewey Beach Patrol.

Registration will be possible on the morning of the races beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lifesaving Station. In addition, dogs may be preregistered by sending an email to Cinco de Mayo Coordinator Joe Kane at, or by mail at PO Box 1329, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

All participating dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license, obtainable at the Town Hall, 105 Rodney Avenue, and you may call Town Hall for more information at 302-227-6363. Dog owners also may fill out a Dewey Beach dog license application at the Lifesaving Station registration site on the morning of the event.

Special 2013 Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Dog Race tee shirts will be available for $20 in Dewey Beach.

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