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Photo highlights: Williams residents and pets take part in annual blessing of the animals event

The pastors greeted each owner, were introduced to the pet and bestowed a blessing and a St. Francis of Assisi medal.
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The pastors greeted each owner, were introduced to the pet and bestowed a blessing and a St. Francis of Assisi medal.

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On Oct. 7, more than 60 pets received a blessing from Pastors Mary Piotrowski (St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church), Cozette Riggs (Holiness Congregation Church) and Billy Martin (Williams Community United Methodist Church). The pastors greeted each owner, were introduced to the pet and bestowed a blessing and a St. Francis of Assisi medal to be worn on their collar or clipped to a container. The community event was sponsored by St. John’s Church. Members helped with set-up and organizing the event. The event is expected to be held again next fall and St. Johns said it hopes more large animals will be a part of the event, as all creatures, great and small, are welcome.

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