Give your animal friend a blessing on Oct. 4 at Cornwall Park

Recognize World Animal Day and St. Francis’ Day by giving your animal a blessing at the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony, 10:30 ot 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Cornwall Park, 3428 Meridian St. All species are welcome; all will be individually blessed. Meet at the large shelter at Cornwall Park, near the playground.

Details on the free event: echoesbellingham.org/events.