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Tom Sawyer Days’ Pet Show to be held online this year

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HANNIBAL (WGEM) — The 48th annual Tom Saywer Days' Pet Show will be held online this year, according to its sponsor F&M Bank and Trust Co.

“This is our favorite event of the year,” said Carl Watson, President of F&M Bank and Trust. “It’s fun for our community and our employees to be a part of this show. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, we came up with this idea as a solution. There has also been a bit of confusion surrounding our Pet Show and how it will be held, so we wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the changes for 2020.”

Anyone 13 and under, who would like to participate in the Virtual Pet Show for 2020, is asked to post a photo or video of their pet on the F&M Facebook page (with their parent’s help) between June 17th and July 1st.

All submitted photos or videos posted on the F&M Facebook page will be judged on July 2 and winners will be announced the same day. 

Officials stated that additional details would be posted on the F&M Bank and Trust Facebook page as the event gets closer.

Last month the Hannibal Jaycees had announced that National Tom Sawyer Days would happen, but it would look very different this year due to COVID-19 precautions.

On May 28, the 2020 National Tom Sawyer Days schedule was announced, but organizers said it was subject to change.

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