Pet parade introduces new friends

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Erika Wilkinson (left) holds her English mastiff, “Olive,” as she introduces the dog to “Watson,” a Chihuahua-dachshund mix owned by Frank Van Ness (right) prior to the start of the Roanoke Fall Festival Pet Parade Thursday, Sept. 6, in Roanoke Park. Looking on are Lesa and Bob Scott (second and third from left). All are from Roanoke.