MANCHESTER - Zion Episcopal Church invites the community to the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.

On the Sunday nearest Oct. 4, St. Francis of Assisi is remembered. The animals will be blessed outdoors and then may be returned to cars and the 10 a.m. Family Service will continue in the church. Those attending should keep all dogs on leashes, cats in carriers and all animals under control. Toy animals are welcome to receive a blessing as well. Zion Church is located at 5167 Main Street between Gringo Jack's and Ye Olde Tavern.

For more information contact Zion Church at 802-362-1987 or