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Hickory Creek students meet animals
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Hickory Creek kindergartener Brianna Hill befriends this horse when she visited the WCHS Ag Barn on Wednesday. - photo by Bethany Porter

Hickory Creek students got to take a mini field trip across the street to the Warren County High School Ag Barn to learn about and pet some different animals.

Starting at 8 a.m., students were filling the Ag Barn to learn and meet the animals. FFA students brought their animals for the kids to see. There was a horse, many goats, some cows, a few chickens, a Guinea pig, a rabbit, and a snake.

“It has been great,” said FFA advisor Danielle Smith. “This is our first time having something at the barn and it has been a fun experience for our kids and I think the Hickory Creek kids have really enjoyed it as well. There will be 600 kids by the end of the day. The Hickory Creek kids have been great and very organized and well behaved and our kids have really enjoyed it.”

The kids were able to walk around and meet and pet the different animals. There was also a station to teach them how to make butter where FFA students Haley Smith and Emma Muncey showed the kids what to do. The kids were each able to shake the jar to make the butter and then try it.

FFA students also enjoyed the experience.

“My favorite part of the day has definitely been seeing all the kids have fun,” said Haley Smith.

Danielle Smith says throughout the day the kids seemed to enjoy petting the snake the most.

“Surprisingly the snake has been the hit of the day and I think they really enjoyed the butter too. I think it is just maybe because they get to eat something,” said Danielle.

The first event in the Ag Barn went well and Smith is looking forward to going to the other schools in the coming weeks. She said they will be bringing the animals to Morrison School on Friday and will be visiting Bobby Ray in a few weeks.