Wash your dog while you hunt petunias Saturday at Westhill

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English: …………….and you shake it to the right Loch Na Bo, the mecca for a Spaniel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Westhill High’s Agriscience program’s annual dog wash is this Saturday, coinciding with the annual sale of plants grown by the students.

From 8 a.m. to noon, you can bring your dog to the school for a basic bath and brush. Bring rabies and Bordatella

paperwork, otherwise those kids won’t touch your dog.

Small dogs, under 20 pounds will cost you $10.

Medium dogs, between 21 and 40 pounds will cost you $15

Large dogs, over 40 will cost you $20.

According to our math, you big dog owners, in the 75 to 80 pound range will make the best deal per pound on this.

While the dog gets a wash, you can go bath in the scent of freshly blooming flowers, running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Ag students have a variety of plants for sale including flowers and tomatoes. An inside source says the “petunias are crazy.” The tomato plants are also incredible this year, grown without fertilizer and the geraniums are nothing to turn your nose up at.


Petunia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Costs vary for the flowers and plants and if you can’t make the Saturday sale, and supplies last, you can try the Agriscience facility Monday through Friday next week, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be aware, you have to buzz in at the building, which is around back. Another Saturday sale is planned for May 17.

Here’s the background on the program from the district:

BACKGROUND: The Agriscience and Technology Program offers an opportunity for students in the lower Fairfield County region to explore the nation’s largest commercial business – AGRICULTURE!  More than 2,000 career areas in the growing agricultural industry from agrimarketing to zoology become available to the students enrolled in the program. Instruction in introductory level information, as well as more advanced technological skills, is provided.  Classroom instruction, laboratory/field experience, guest speakers, leadership development through FFA, and career exploration are all areas offered through this broad program

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Rob Varnon