Our popular event returns on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Food, art & crafts for sale, bake sale, bounce house, kids activities, and more – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pet Blessing – All of God’s creatures are welcome. (Please properly restrain or crate all pets for their safety and the safety of others.) – 1:00 pm
FREE animal show and/or music – To be announced soon!
As part of this animal-friendly event, we have welcomed a number of non-profits from our area: Friends of Hanover Dog Parks, Hanover Humane Society, Indian Rivers Humane Society, Virginia Equine Welfare Society, & Parrots of Paradise. Interested in having your favorite animal-friendly non-profit attend for free? Let us know!
God created families too, so we always invite Lutheran Family Services of Virginia to be on hand. They share information about adoption & foster parenting as well as sell crafts created by foster children from our area.
Thanks to Virginia’s Positive Hits WPER for assistance with our radio advertising each year!
Why do we like to support and bless all of God’s creatures? Martin Luther helps explain it in his Commentary of the Gospel According to Luke:
“We are to remember that animals are God’s creation, that He provides for them (Matt. 6), and that they may serve as very fitting images for higher spiritual truths, most especially truths about how the Kingdom of God comes (Luke 15:3-7; John 10). They are not to be treated with cruelty, but received as God’s good gifts over which He has placed us as stewards (Gen. 1:28).”