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      St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, Family Festival & Bazaar in Gulf Breeze

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      October 5, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      1 St. Francis Drive
      Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

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      St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, Family Festival & Bazaar

      St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will hold its annual St. Francis Day Celebration & Bazaar on Saturday, October 5th on church grounds at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze, FL 32561. The day will begin at 10am with the “Blessing of the Animals” in the Gardens of St. Clare behind the church.

      New to the St. Francis Day Celebration this year is our “Arts & Crafts” Bazaar. From 10 am until 4 pm, artists will be offering their crafts for sale at more than 25 booths located inside and outside the church.
      On display will be hand-made candles, soaps, pottery, wreaths, glass jewelry and wood bowls. In addition, there will be Christmas ornaments, paintings on slate, hand carved landscapes, nautical art jewelry, sea glass art, embroidery and many, many more. Our special guests will be the children of ARC Gateway displaying their pet paintings.

      Our Traditional Fish Fry with cheese grits and sides will begin at 11am. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings are included. The cost is $8 for adults while kids (under 10) eat FREE. Popcorn, ice cream bars and sodas will be available for purchase. There will also be a Bake Sale with a wide assortment of delicious baked goods for you to take home. So, bring the whole family and enjoy the feast.

      Activities for Children are free and numerous including pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting by Giggles the Clown, bean bag toss games, and Bubbles Galore are at the top of the list. The kids will be thrilled!

      A live music Concert begins in the church garden at 9 a.m. The program includes:
      • 9:00 – 9:45 Jack Grimley (Piano & Acoustic Guitar)
      • 10:45 – 11:30 Gulf Breeze School of Music
      • 11:45 – 12:30 Greg Afek (Funk, Rock, R&B)
      • 12:45 – 1:30 Colt Weston (Country, Rock)
      • 1:45 – 2:15 Bob Foster (Jazz, Rock)
      • 2:30 – 4:00 Blue Train (Blues, Americana, Classic Rock)

      Between music acts, there will be K-9 Demonstrations by the Santa Rosa County K-9 Unit, the Gulf Breeze Police Department K-9 Loki and the PAWS program which trains and supplies companion dogs.

      The Friends of the Escambia County Animal Shelter will have pets to adopt looking for their loving forever homes.

      Coastal Sunrise Animal Hospital will offer discounted vaccinations for dogs and cats. The price of the vaccination includes a free exam. Dogs: Rabies $15; DAPPV (distemper, adenovirus, parvo & para-influenza) $20. Felines: FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus & pan leukopenia) $20.

      Parking is available on church grounds. Thanks to Andrew Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine overflow parking will be available behind their main building at 1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway. St. Francis is one block west of the Andrews facility.
      For the protection of you and your pet, please keep your pet on a leash at all times.

      Categories: Kids & Family | Festivals | Pets

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