Photos: Rescued donkeys join Palm Sunday celebration

Rescued donkeys joined parishoners at First Parish Church in Northville for a Palm Sunday morning processional down Church Lane.

Three donkeys that were rescued by the East End Ass Whisperers joined churchgoers as they walked, waving palms, down the country road in celebration of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.

This is the first year the donkey rescue group has partnered with First Parish Church, said Bernadette Deerkoski, who leads the group, Sunday morning.

Last year, she said, they held a donkey processional at St. Patrick’s RC Church in Southold, and earlier that morning, they’d put in an appearance at the Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue.