WEST BAINBRIDGE – The Union Valley United Methodist Church (923 Route 17 near Route 206) presents the Second Annual “Harvest Soup Festival and Blessing of the Animals” on Saturday, Sept. 22. (Rain date is Sept. 23.) The event takes place between noon and 3 p.m. at the Union Valley Methodist Church. The event kick starts at noon with homemade soups and sweets, live music, pet photography, kids art and games. At 2 p.m. a flower garlanded mascot leads the pet parade with a brief ceremony and individual pet blessing. Take a bit of time with family and friends and share in this interdenominational celebration of all creatures, great and small. Earthworms to elephants are all welcome!