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Saturday, September 29, 2012

FOSH Celebration of Animals Sunday


Pets and their owners are welcome.

Animal lovers and pet owners and their friends will gather Sunday for the annual Celebration of Animals at Leland Park, starting at 1:30 PM.

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).

Local clergy and spiritual leaders offering blessings have in the past included 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.

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/.



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