The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls and First Lutheran Church invite all animal lovers and their pets to a traditional Blessing of Animals on Sunday, September 29, 12 noon, at Washington Park, 113 NE 4th Street (next to Carnegie Library), Little Falls. During the service, each animal present will be individually blessed. Bring your pet dogs, cats, llamas, guinea pigs, sheep, salamanders, wooly bear caterpillars, kittens and puppies, ferrets, turtles, pigs, chickens and cows. This event is held each year in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and of all creation. For more information, contact the Franciscan Life Center at (320)632-0668 or email@example.com; www.fslf.org.