Richland church blesses creatures great and small

October 6, 2013 

Elaine Schmoetzer, 4, right, shields her eyes as Cynthia Barragan, 11, shows The Brain, a corn snake, to Elaine and her grandmother, the Rev. Jane Schmoetzer, before a Blessing of the Animals service at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Richland.

About 30 people showed up for a blessing for their furry and reptilian friends, including Bill Doolittle of Richland, who was helping his friend Weil, who couldn't attend the service.

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