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Cedar Key church holds animal blessing ceremony

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CEDAR KEY, Fla. (WCJB) – Pets throughout the island on Cedar Key obtained a blessing at this time, as part of St. Francis Day.

It’s a vacation that celebrates the saint of animals and the surroundings.

Rev. Jon Davis, with Christ Episcopal Church, stated coming collectively for occasions like that is so vital, particularly in a time the place we’re typically extra linked on-line than we’re in individual.

“One thing I’ve found about Cedar Key in the two years that I’ve been connected here, is that there’s a lot of love for creation in this place and especially a lot of love for animals,” stated Davis.

The church held this occasion on the Cedar Key City Park.

Dozens of residents got here to take part within the blessing, together with Mark Winegarden.

He stated final yr was the primary time he got here to the occasion.

“I just moved here last year and I liked it, and coming in was very nice,” he stated.

Winegarden stated a few of his favourite reminiscences along with his canine are from taking her searching and baiting with him.

He stated she is an enormous a part of his daily life.

“She protects me and hopefully I protect her,” stated Winegarden.

While the park was full of canine, the blessing is supposed for all animals.

“Last year, I’ll just give you an idea, we actually blessed some clams as a part of aqua culture here in Cedar Key,” stated Davis.

Davis stated residing in such a quick paced tradition, “events like this are an opportunity to express that connection and commitment to one another.”

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