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FFA hosts petting zoo at Orschelns

by Josephine Blatny Original Article FHS X-Ray

On Thursday, May 2, FFA hosted a petting zoo for the community in the Orscheln’s parking lot. The purpose of the zoo was to help educate younger children about agriculture and how to be safe around a farm. Lambs, goats, ducks, chickens, a calf, a rabbit, and a mini donkey were all contributed by FHS students. Kaylee Sipek ’19 was on the committee for the petting zoo.

“The kids and families enjoyed it because we ran out of food, meaning we had a better turn out than last year,” Sipek ’19 said. “I hope it continues to grow in the future because it’s a really good opportunity for the littles.”

Sipek ’19 also mentioned that her favorite part of the night was when Harlie Blas ’21 accidentally let go of a chicken and everyone started chasing it. Brooklen Bear ’21 also helped out with the petting zoo. Bear ’21 said her favorite part of the night was showing off her own calf.

“I feel like other people had a good time and they enjoyed seeing different animals which they might not always see,” Bear ’21 said. “We hope that the kids enjoy seeing the animals, and that they’ll want to get involved in FFA.”