Blessing Of The Animals And St. Francis Day Is Sunday

Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Reverend Lou Parsons Blessing a Pet in 2011
Reverend Lou Parsons Blessing a Pet in 2011

The Blessing of Animals and St. Francis Day will be on Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church Campus, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363. The event is free. 

St. Francis Day Events:

  • Petting Zoo (including Lambs, Sheep, Baby Goats, Chicks, Ducks, Bunnies and Pigs)
  • Parade of animals (2 p.m.)
  • Blessing of animals (2:15 p.m.)
  • Free pet portraits and free pet medals for all animals
  • Exhibits including: McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, Pet Placement Center, Goodwill Service Dogs, Constant Companion, Let Me Out Pet Sitting, and Dr. Mullins, veterinanian from The Animal Care Center of Ooltewah.
  • Free Pony rides
  • Animal related exhibits including pet sitting and Animal Law Practice
  • Blessing of animals that have passed away or are unable to attend
  • Children’s Environmental Stewardship and Crafts – Weaving baskets and Pet Placemats
  • Face Painting
  • Kindermusik workshop
  • And more.

For more information, call 423 238-7708, or visit www.sfaec.org.
 


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