The annual Blessing of the Animals, held in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. All animal-loving members of the community are invited to bring your pets, working, therapy, and companion animals, appropriately caged or restrained, to the lawn outside the Parish House. Our 10:15 a.m. service will be held as usual that day. We are located at the corner of Elm and Court streets, Belfast. For more information, go online to or call 338-2412.