The American Kennel Club plans to sponsor a Canine Find it Contest at noon Saturday, March 12, at American Legion Jackson-Silver Post 68, at 595 Gore Road in the village of Lockes Mills.

Twenty-five trained snoopers will attempt to locate a particular object in one of six randomly spaced boxes in a timed event.

Contestants pay $25 for the opportunity to prove that their favorite pooch is the most skilled in ferreting out the hidden object, according to a news release from the post. In the post’s Great Hall the public is invited to observe the trained sleuths for free.

The contest is expected to be completed by 3 p.m.

Information will be available on how one’s own dog can be trained in like manner to find often-mislaid objects like glasses and car keys.

The Unit 68 Auxiliary Canteen sell offer snacks, soft drinks and water.

For more information, contact Harry G. Orcutt, commander of Post 68, at [email protected] or 207-875-2705.

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