Saturday, 15 July 2017 21:32

Animals on display at Ellsworth Public Library pet show

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Animals on display at Ellsworth Public Library pet show

ELLSWORTH - It wasn't your typical show in Ellsworth today--but it sure was wild.

Dozens of people and their pets spent the morning at the Ellsworth Public Library Saturday showing off their pets.

But this pet show goes beyond just cats and dogs-- people showed up with bearded dragons, hamsters, chickens and turkeys.

"The kids just love it. They love to run around, show off their pets to everybody, everybody is really nice and supportive. It's really fun, the kids come back every year and they love it," said Willow Weed-Eaton, a volunteer at the library.

Awards were given out for categories ranging from "Cutest" to "Hottest chick."

Prizes were donated by the Maine Pet and Aquarium Shop.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!