Grace Episcopal to bless animals Sunday

Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., will host the Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. Sunday in a ceremony that honors the patron saint of animals, St. Francis of Assisi.

The church welcomes any owner and animal. Participants are asked to bring animals on leashes or in carriers.

There will be refreshments for animals, adults and children.

Participants are also asked to please bring a food donation for the Humane Society. Donna Waugh and her crew of dogs and people from Arkansas Search Dog Association will be honored.

If it rains, the event will be held inside the church.