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Posted at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Adventure is out there, and Marisa Murdock and her dog Chase were recognized for their exploits at the Berrien County Youth Fair.

The duo won first place in the Berrien County Youth Fair Dog Costume Contest on Tuesday.

Murdock, a Buchanan native who will be entering Buchanan Middle School in the fall, won first place with his costumes inspired by the Disney Pixar adventure film “Up!”

Murdock was disguised as Russell, a boy scout in the film, and Chase as Carl’s house. Balloons have been attached to the house to complete the look.

“We took his show jacket and tied a regular box to it and put paper around the sides to make it look like shingles,” she said. “Then we put black paper on the roof and just used a piece of cardboard to slant it, then we made the windows just out of cardboard.”

According to Murdock, Chase is a rescue dog the family took in as a puppy. She appreciated being able to participate in the contest with him.

“It was pretty fun,” she said. “He’s not really a show dog, but we thought we might give it a try this year.”

According to his mother, Aimee, Murdock has always enjoyed creative projects.

“It’s just her,” she said. “She is very creative. She loves the movie and we thought it would be cute with the kids theme.

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