The St. Francis Festival returns to the Franciscan Renewal Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The center is located at 5802 E. Lincoln Dr.

Every year the center holds a Pet Adopt-a-Thon and the St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, where many of the Valley’s rescues and shelters come together to bring adoptable animals to be blessed and hopefully find “fur-ever” homes. Regular leashed pets also are welcome. Blessings will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is free parking and free admission.

There also will be dog washing, family friendly events, food available for purchase, and more. For more information, call 602-273-6852.


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