ROSEMARY BEACH — Show your love for all creation and bring your furry, feathery or other pets to a Blessing of the Animals 9-11 a.m. Oct. 5 on the St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. The free event is for all creatures great and small – and everyone who loves them.

Sponsored by Apostles By-The-Sea Anglican Church, all animals are welcome to come and receive a personal blessing, along with a St. Francis medal to commemorate the occasion (while supplies last).

Arrive anytime between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. for this fun and meaningful time to celebrate our common kinship with all creatures. All animals must be leashed or in a carrier.

Pet food donations to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge will also be collected at the event. Bring cans of Pedigree brand chopped ground canned dog food or canned pate-style cat food.

For more information, visit and follow on Facebook/apostles by-the-sea.

Apostles By-The-Sea Anglican Church is celebrating its seventh year of service in Walton and Bay counties. It supports a variety of ministries and offers programs for children and adults. Services are held at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Visit to learn more.