In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (patron saint of animals and ecology) Prince of Peace Episcopal
Church, 420 Main St., Dallas, will hold its 15th annual Blessing of the Animals at noon Sunday, Oct. 1. The service will be held in the church yard. All animals are welcome, but must be properly restrained. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, will hold a Blessing of the
Animals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. A free will offering of cash, pet food, and any pet supplies will be collected for the benefit of the Hazleton Animal Shelter.