Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary will host their second annual Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Sept 30th, 2007, starting at 1pm. In the presence of the sanctuary’s rescued animals, the celebration will honor farm animals, beloved companion animals and other animals worldwide at a celebratory ceremony of music and multi-denominational prayers. Guests and their companion animals will join in the celebration, which coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, World Farm Animals Day and the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Festivities include aa musical performance by Prana, a Tibetan blessing of the animals and other animal-inspired prayers. Desserts will be provided by the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society and farm tours held at 2:30 and 3:30. Suggested donation of $10 a person.
The Blessing of the Animals will be led by Reverend Trudi Hirsch and Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace. Friendly animal companions must be on leashes or in carriers—or bring photos of your beloved animal friends. The event will take place at 1pm rain or shine at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
FAS is in Willow, when you pass the white church you’re exactly 6/10 mile from Van Wagner Road. Turn right on Van Wagner and you’ll see a big field and barns on the left. The entrance is 35 Van Wagner, second driveway on the left.