DRESS UP YOUR PET AND JOIN FOR A COSTUME CONTEST followed by a PET BLESSING CEREMONY on Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Community Park, prizes awarded for best costumes, entry fee is bag of dog or cat food (to be donated), bring pet on lease or in cage, sponsored by Mt. Zion UM Church.


Pastor David Weaver blesses animals

The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church hosted a service for the blessing of animals Saturday at the community park.

"Pets become creatures of love," said Pastor David Weaver

Costume judging and the winners

"The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is most basic, eye-to-eye, a man and his dog, or a woman and her cat," said Weaver.

The blessing of animals originates in early Christian history, based on St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures.

There was also a pet costume contest.

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