Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church is inviting all of the community, two-legged, four-legged, winged, scaled or gilled, to its Blessings of the Animals on Saturday, October 19th from 3:00 – 5:00. The blessing will be on Kings Highway in the Hamlet of Sugar Loaf.
“We will have a blessing of the pets to care for that part of God’s creation that offers us so much in the way of love, companionship, joy and protection,” said a church spokesperson.
There will be a short service, followed by refreshments for the two legged and four legged guests. Each pet will receive an individual blessing and a certificate.
Cans of unexpired, ground cat food or dog biscuits or cleaning supplies are the donations requested to attend the event. Donated items and any proceeds will go to supporting the Warwick Valley Humane Society.
All dogs must be on a leash and any other pets must be caged.
Also at the event will be Heifer International’s Living Gift Market where the “purchase” of sponsored animals helps feed hungry families around the world. This market is a wonderful opportunity to sponsor an animal as a gift for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, or anniversaries.
All faiths are welcome to the event, as are all pets. For more information call 469-8605.