The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural Pet Expo Nov. 23 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. C.A.R.E., Critter Mama Rescue, Bark ’n Purr Pet Emporium, Adogable Pet Services and Walk-in Veterinary Care were among the 25 participating vendors. The church hosted a pet blessing during the event.
“I thought it was very nice, a good start,” said Joann With, C.A.R.E. outreach volunteer. “It had a good mix of vendors and a nice variety of pet products and services. I especially liked the presentations made by the Sheriff’s deputies and Fire Rescue personnel.”
Organizers were pleased. “For the first year, we were thrilled,” said Lynne Conlan, the chamber’s executive director. “And from the feedback we received, we’ll be back again next year.”