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Ashby Ponds Hosts Annual Blessing of the Animals
Ashby Ponds Hosts Annual Blessing of the Animals

The annual Blessing of the Animals at Ashby Ponds took place on Tuesday, October 4 at the retirement community.  The blessing was sponsored by Galilee United Methodist Church and given by Reverend Matt Sergent.

There are 600 residents at the community and about 80 cats and dogs who also call Ashby Ponds home.  Historically, the blessing of the animals has been held on October 4 in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.

ABOUT ASHBY PONDS:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to 600 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.