The Rev. Charles Uhlik, of Paducah, gives blessings to area stable horse Mary on Wednesday evening at Grace Episcopal Church on Broadway in downtown Paducah as part of a national event called "The Blessing of the Animals." Pet owners brought many of their own furry friends to be blessed at the charity-driven event. Any donations collected at the blessing will be donated to "Project Hope," a no-kill animal shelter located in Metropolis, Ill.
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