HAWLEY - Calling all animal lovers: Please join the Queen of Peace church in Hawley in celebration of the

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The blessing of the animals will take place in the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace parking lot; behind the church at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society and is officiated by Father Rick Beck.

Have you pet (s) blessed and enjoy the camaraderie. St. Francis medals for your pet(s) will be available. Your pet(s) can wear the St. Francis of Assisi medal proudly. They also will have refreshments, treats for both people and pets for sale before and after the blessing.

Please make sure all pets are secure/leashed and church officials ask that you clean up after your pet.