2012-10-24 / Local & State

McConnellsburg FFA’s Festival Activities A Big Hit

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Visitors to the McConnellsburg FFA’s petting zoo had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Visitors to the McConnellsburg FFA’s petting zoo had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Members of Mc- Connellsburg FFA were busy Friday and Saturday during the Fulton Fall Festival entertaining children of all ages with their petting zoo and other activities. The weather cooperated nicely as skies cleared Friday morning just as local farmer Harry Johnston delivered a truckload of straw that was quickly set up into a straw maze. Youngsters had a great time threading their way through the narrow paths trying to find their way out!

The petting zoo featured pets and livestock that the members are raising, including chickens, a miniature horse, dairy calves, sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits and, of course, kittens and dogs! Visitors enjoyed petting the animals, feeling their fur and feathers and even picking them up and cuddling them!

A few of Mr. Dickerson’s art students assisted FFA members with face painting for those interested. They were busy both days drawing and decorating faces with everything from tractors to snakes and bees! Many visitors stopped to decorate a pumpkin or create a scarecrow that they could take along for their fall decorations. Delicious baked goods, vegetable soup and chili were also available.

Later in the afternoon, following the parade Saturday, visitors gathered around to see who guessed correctly where the goat and sheep would “go” during goat/sheep patty bingo. An area 30 feet x 30 feet was gridded off into 100 squares. FFA member Sara Wenschhof’s sheep and goat were turned in to graze and do their business. The crowd thinned since the animals were more interested in grazing, but after about 30 minutes, deposits were made and winners were declared! Winners were Linda Moyer for the sheep with square 12 and Yvone Martz Poznaniak with the goat on square 11.

“It was a great time!” declared FFA Vice President Grace Youngblood. “It gave the kids that visited the Fulton Fall Folk Festival something else fun to do. I’m glad we were able to do it.”

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