Students show off pets at annual GVES pewt show last week
By Suzanne Dean
GUNNISON—Fifth grade students at Gunnison Valley Elementary mostly brought dogs and cats to the annual pet show last Friday, Sept. 13.
But there was also a miniature horse, a turtle, a pig and a chicken.
The tradition of holding a pet show each fall was started years ago by Loreen Sorensen, a fifth-grade teacher who is now retired. She attended this year’s show to see some of her grandchildren display their pets.
There are four fifth-grade classes at the school, and all of them participated. Parents showed up about 1 p.m. with pets. Kids formed a circle on the lawn south of the school building. Each child got to show and tell about his or her pet.