Canine Capers invites past and present members to ‘Paws & Celebrate’ 50 years

Greenville—The Canine Capers will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year at the Great Darke County Fair.

The club is inviting members of the past and present to celebrate its anniversary with a reception at the dog tent following the Parade of Champions.

The Canine Capers started in 1972, and helps kids train their dogs to show at the fair. The club also offers general projects to kids who are interested in other hobbies, and Clover Buds for members that are not quite old enough to be in 4-H.

The club is currently made up of 23 members, and is led by four advisors; Becky Baker, Audrey Hathaway, Morgan Heitkamp and Andria Haworth. Baker has worked with the club for over 30 years, and trained hundreds of kids.

“Becky has really been the backbone of Canine Capers for so many years,” Haworth said. “Through all of life’s up and downs, she has always been there for the kids. I love the feeling of family within our club. We laugh together and we cry together. There is no possible way to express how much Becky means to us and the dedication, experience and education she brings.”

Any past members interested in riding on the club float are encouraged to join the current members in their old club shirts. The Club theme this year is: Paws & Celebrate the Golden Years with Canine Capers!

Haworth expressed her gratitude to all Canine Capers, past and present.

“I would really like to express our gratitude to all of the past members, and advisors for their time and talent to keep this club thriving.”

The club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the infield area around the grandstand for the parade, and meet back up at the dog tent around 11 a.m. to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

For any questions regarding the event or Canine Capers, please contact Andria Haworth at 937-621-2221 or

Canine Capers in November 2021.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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