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Sunday, October 5, 2014

FOSH Celebration of Animals today

Pets and their people gather annually.

Animal lovers and pet owners and their friends will gather today, as they have for 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 twenty years on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is October 4).

Those offering blessings in past years have included the rector of Grace Episcopal Church; the 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, which is free and open to the public. Contributions to FOSH's effort to help animals are gratefully 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,

Annual FOSH Celebration The Animals

1:30 PM
Sunday, October 5
(No rain date)

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

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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