THE last two years have been all about cancellations and postponements, but one Leeton church is attempting to move away from that theme.
St Peter's Anglican Church will be hosting a mini market day and blessing of the pets on November 13, which will take the place of two events which would have proceeded in "normal times".
Each year as part of the Leeton Show, St Peter's conducts a blessing of the pets in conjunction with the Leeton Veterinary Hospital's pet show and competition.
All kinds of pets turn out for the occasion, including birds, dogs, cats, snakes and many other friends big and small.
Typically, the week after the Leeton Show, St Peter's would then hold its own fete and flower show.
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Again cancelled in 2021 as it was in 2020, the fete will now be transformed into a mini market day combined with a blessing of the pets.
"We haven't been able to do anything the last two years in this area, so we decided now that restrictions have eased will would just do them on a smaller scaler at our church grounds," Father Robert Murphy said.
"The fete in particular is one of our biggest fundraisers."
The day will include stalls of delicious jams, cakes, plants and other produce, while animals of all varieties are invited to come along for a special blessing.
With so many events cancelled over the past two years, Fr Robert said he was most looking forward to seeing people get together again.
"So many of our events that haven't gone ahead in Leeton are always about community ... so what I am looking forward to most is seeing the community come together again," he said.
The event will be held at the church grounds on November 13 from 9am to noon.
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