Blessing of the Animals recognizes St. Francis Feast Day


By Kevin E. Mackin / Guest Columnist

Scores are expected to attend Cashiers annual community Blessing of the Animals service set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Village Green Commons off Frank Allen Road. It will feature a free concert by Cashiers-based Lost Chords band, which will play spiritual, pet-oriented songs. Those attending are encouraged to bring donations for the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
This time of year, people in various places may notice something odd. A procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, is led to churches for a special ceremony…

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