Thirty of the Kids of the Community members recently participated in a Petting Farm organized by student Clay Prater held at the KOC building. The event gave children the opportunity to see and touch livestock that are raised on farms in Warren County. Fun and interesting animals included piglets, dairy heifer, chickens, chicks and lambs.
Ethan Hitchcock, Grant Hitchcock and Dillon Jones assisted with the petting zoo, and provided some of the animals. They also helped in educating the children about each species. The kids got the opportunity to learn and ask questions about their favorite farm animal. All the children had a souvenir picture taken with their animal choice. They also worked on farm crafts, played games and were supplied lunch.
“Being raised and working on the family farm, it is often taken for granted the different kinds of experiences and lessons that can be learned,” said Prater. “Having the opportunity to give back to the community and teach a little about where food comes from is just a small gesture that can make a huge impact. It was my honor and privilege to work with a great group of kids and I appreciate the opportunity to be with the children.”