Jason C. Stephens
Lawrence County Auditor
111 S. Fourth St.
Ironton, OH 45638
Lawrence County's 2016 Top Dog Contest Winner Announced
Lady, the Beagle/Walker Mix dog owned by Symmes Valley Elementary 4th Grader, Isaac Callicoat, has been named Lawrence County’s Top Dog for 2016 in a contest sponsored by the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office.
Lawrence County Auditor, Jason Stephens presented the Top Dog trophy and the “Top Dog” 2016 dog tag at a ceremony on Friday, January 15 at Symmes Valley Elementary School.
In an effort to increase participation in dog licensing in Lawrence County, the Auditor’s Office sponsored a contest for Lawrence County children in the 4th or 5th Grade to nominate a special dog to be named “LAWRENCE COUNTY’S TOP DOG for 2016.”
The children entered the contest by submitting a brief hand-written essay explaining why their dog should be considered the “TOP DOG” in Lawrence County. The Auditor’s Office then judged the entries submitted.
In Isaac’s essay he wrote, “She is a good rabbit hunter. Once you get her on a rabbit, it is hard to get her off. She has a good nose. She can smell a rabbit a mile away.”
Lawrence County Auditor, Jason Stephens, said “This contest is a fun way to increase dog tag sales in Lawrence County, and it also helps kids show pride in their pet by being responsible dog owners.”
“I really appreciate the kids who took time to submit an essay. We have some great dogs in Lawrence County, and it is certainly entertaining to hear what young owners have to say about their dogs.”
2016 Dog Tags are on sale now through the end of January at the Auditor’s Office, Tipton’s on St. Rt. 93, Jim’s Gun Shop and the BMV in Proctorville, and Dickess Market on St. Rt. 141 in Aid. Tags at the auditor’s office cost $12 for the year. At the other locations, the cost is $12.75.
Tags may also be purchased online at this website for $14. Click to read the winning essay.
Lawrence County’s 2016 Top Dog Contest Results
|Top Dog|| ||Top Dog Runner Up
|Isaac Callicoat, Symmes Valley - Lady|| ||Landon Conley, St. Lawrence - Nipper