Community Family Fun at St. Luke’s Animal Fair
One thing I love about our local churches in Kalamazoo is that they give back to the community. Every year St. Luke’s Episcopal Church brings the community together with pet lovers, for an event that’s fun for the whole family. My kids loved the rides, face painting, and the petting zoo; the camel and donkey were a hit to see up close.
Is that a Camel in Downtown Kalamazoo?
St Luke’s Animal Fair will be held October 7 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM continuing the tradition of the previous years, providing a fun-packed afternoon for families and pet lovers.
Children will enjoy face painting, carnival rides, and the petting zoo – right in the city. My seven-year-old daughter loved the face painting, my ten-year-old son loved the rides and my two-year-old loved petting the animals – a little too much.
Families will enjoy music, local vendors and food trucks will be on hand for the event.
Bring a Furry Friend
A pet blessing booth will be available and will offer prayers for animals. Individuals bringing their own pets should bring pets on a leash or with otherwise appropriate equipment for handling their pet. Those who would like a prayer offered for their livestock or other animals that cannot be transported may bring a photo if they like.
“All of creation, our pets included, remind us of how good God is,” Charles Mercadal, Chair of the Animal Fair Committee, said.
“Faith is looking forward to the Animal Fair this year, to run through the Bounce castle, see all the animals and meet some of her old friends, plus it’s free”, said an enthusiastic Becky who has attended the Animal Fair for the past two years.
More Details on St. Lukes Animal Fair
The Animal Fair will be located at the corner of Lovell and Park Street in downtown Kalamazoo. The event will be held rain or shine.
Parking is available at Luke’s Church, or on the nearby streets – metered (street) parking is free on Sundays. Bathrooms are available at the Parish house located at St. Lukes Church.
Donations will be accepted for the St. Luke’s Diaper Bank. Diapers or wipes will be collected for later distribution through various channels in the Kalamazoo community.