Columbia State's Vet Tech Program Hosts Howl-O-Ween "Paw" Festival

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Oct. 20, 2015) - - - On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Columbia State Community College veterinary technology students will host a Howl-O-Ween “Paw” Festival from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Columbia Campus.

The festival will feature a pet costume contest, dog cake walk, face painting, trick-or-treat, fun game booths, baked goods, and more.

Nail trims and ear cleaning are available with a donation of towels, blankets, unexpired cat or dog food, or other items to the Maury County Animal Shelter.

All proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween “Paw” Festival support the activities of Columbia State vet tech students. The event will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Health Sciences Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike.

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