Onondaga Kennel Association (OKA) recently released a flyer announcing its annual Memorial Day weekend AKC-sanctioned breed and obedience match. Scheduled for Sunday, May 29, the Syracuse all-breed club plans a day of handling, puppy and conformation classes, CGC testing and obedience classes along Onondaga Lake.
The 2011 match is at Longbranch Park at Onondaga Lake, west of Syracuse. Classes start at 10 a.m. with junior and adult handling, puppy variety, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing and obedience. Regular conformation match judging begins at 12:30 p.m., after the puppy variety classes are done.
OKA offers ribbons and rosettes in all match classes. The match also features both 50/50 and basket raffle fundraisers.
Longbranch Park at Onondaga Lake is a picnicker’s park. Picnic tables are ready for readers who’d like to bring a cooler and a hibachi and turn the match into a family or group picnic. A food vendor will also be available on site for those who’d like to have their picnic catered. The match area is open, so exhibitors should bring shade tents, water and folding chairs.
Day of show entry times have not yet been announced, but will be accepted on May 29 before the classes begin. Readers can get more information about the match by emailing OKA with “OKA Spring Match” in the subject line. Readers can also download the 2011 Spring Match flyer from the OKA website.
Directions to the match site (from the flyer) are:
- WEST: Take I-90E to Exit 38. Turn left at the light onto Rt. 57. Turn left again at the 3rd light, into Longbranch Rd. Go over the bridge, and the match site will be on the right.
- EAST:Take I-90W to Exit 38. Turn left at the light onto Rt. 57. Turn left again at the 3rd light, into Longbranch Rd. Go over the bridge, and the match site will be on the right.
- NORTH:Take Route 81S to Exit 30. Turn right onto Rt. 31. Travel west on Rt. 31 till Rt. 57. Turn left at the light. Travel south on Route 57 until you pass John Glenn Blvd. And see signs for Longbranch Rd. on the right. Turn right. Go over the bridge, and the match site will be on right.
- SOUTH:Take Route 81N to Exit 23B. Take Old Liverpool Rd. into Liverpool. Bear left at the light onto Rt. 370. Take Rt. 370 to the light at Longbranch Rd. Turn left at the light. Go over the bridge, and the match site will be on the right.
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