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Friday, September 30, 2011

Annual FOSH Blessing of Animals set for Sunday


Pets and their friends gather for the annual FOSH Blessing Of The Animals.
Animal lovers and pet owners and their friends will gather Sunday, as they have for nearly twenty years, for the annual Blessing of Animals at Leland Park.

Friends of Sleepy Hollow,
a local all-volunteer civic group, has held what was initially called a Blessing of Animals for almost twenty years on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is October 4).

Those offering blessings this year are the Rev. Carolyn Eklund, rector of Grace Episcopal Church; Rev. Frank Rose, pastor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Stanislaus Kostka Church; Ellie Campolei, who provides a Native American perspective; and Dr. Jim Handlin, a Buddhist.

Mary Ellen Chanda, who heads the FOSH Animal Initiatives Committee, has organized the event and will give opening remarks. The event is free and open to the public, although contributions to FOSH's effort to help animals are accepted.  There is no rain date.

Leland Avenue Park is next to the Cook School Pond, adjacent to Cook Elementary School.

Further information is available on the FOSH website, www.foshnj.com/.



A 2010 participant.


Annual FOSH Blessing Of The Animals

1:30 PM
Sunday, October 2
(No rain date)

Leland Avenue Park
Leland Avenue, adjacent to the Cook Elementary School


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