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October 1, 2010

The Blessing of the Pets on Tybee!

     The All Saints Episcopal Church here on Tybee is going to be hosting a wonderful event coming up in October! All pets are invited to attend the Blessing of the Pets..and of course, your humans are welcome too! There will be fun for all, a performance by the Savannah Children’s Preparatory Choir, and even the local mounted patrol and K-9 unit will join the festivities! 
      October 4th is the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Saint Francis was born in Assisi in 1182. He lived a simply life of poverty, committed to God, and gained a reputation for being a friend to all animals. He established the rule of St. Francis, which today is known as the Order of Saint Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1266 at the age of 44. The Blessing of the Pets is done all over the world in remembrance of the love Saint Francis had for all creatures!

RELIGION ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Pictures, Images and Photos
Learn more about the history of The Blessing of the Pets here!
     Make sure you save the date! The event begins at 4pm Sunday, October 3rd in the church yard at All Saints Episcopal Church. (Perfect timing after you attend the Book signing and coffee tasting fundraiser at Seaside Sisters!) 
     The church is on Jones Avenue here on Tybee Island. If you are headed in from Savannah, turn right onto Jone Avenue at the second light and go 8 blocks. The church will be on your left! And don’t worry, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the festivities will move to the church hall. We can’t wait to see everyone there and celebrate that special bond we share with our furry friends!

Live Like a Local: Tybee Festival of the Arts

Looking for a little culture or creative inspiration? Well, you should join us at the Tybee Festival of the Arts! Its the 14th annual celebration of fine arts and crafts here on the island October 16th and 17th! It is a must-attend event!
     This festival is sponsored by the Tybee Arts Association and the City of Tybee, and for the second year it will be held in a grand tent on South Beach. Come enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean and the Pier and Pavillion while exploring the amazing selection of fine art!

photo from TybeeArts.org

     There will be a juried art show with $4000 worth of prices up for grabs! You won’t want to miss browsing through jewelry, photography,mixed media, oil & watercolor paintings, and ceramics by regional artists from not only Georgia, but Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida as well! There will also be great live music, and it is all free to the public!

photo from ExploreGeorgia.com

     Please plan to come out and enjoy a weekend full of amazing art and entertainment with us! You can find more information and music schedules at the Tybee Arts Association website as well as the Festival’s Facebook event page!