The curtain is drawn on the 2009 Carolina GroomFest, hosted by the National Dog Groomers Association and Mr. Jeff Reynolds. This was the last Carolina GroomFest and many groomers are sorry to see it go. Next year, the show is moving to Denver, Colorado. So this was an historic event for everyone involved.
This year, I sponsored the C Division competitions in honor of those new groomers who want to compete. It is such a wonderful feeling to receive the thanks of these groomers. This year's Groomfest saw a talented C Class, and achievement in every division. The judges were ecstatic about the results. Judges at this year's event were Diane Betelak, Karla Addington-Smith, Mario DiFante and Luther Edmonson. What a terrific group of professionals!
As always, many well-known grooming professionals were in attendance. Check out the photos below and you will find many familiar faces. From the smallest show to the largest, you can always find the best of the best ready to help you and teach you about the business of grooming.
So as GroomFest fades into the sunset, we look forward to PetQuest in Kentucky, sponsored by Barkleigh, Productions. See you soon!
Lisa Leedy shows off her champion with Eric Salas.
Angie Romani of MDC Romani
Hanging out with Christina Palowsky and Jodi Murphy
The Groomers Helper Posse - Bob, Luther and Mark
Saying FAREWELL to GroomFest 2009