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Fun time for all at petting zoo

(Left to right) Franklin Rathbun, Ellie Ellis and Kyrsten Atkins of the PC FFA Chapter.

Thursday was an enjoyable day for students of all ages in the Prairie Central school district as the PC FFA hosted its annual petting zoo in the high school ag shop during National FFA Week.

“It was fun getting to interact with everybody,” admits PC FFA Historian Kyrsten Atkins.

Atkins brought one of the puppies from her family’s business, Atkins Acres Doodle Ranch, for kids to enjoy. FFA Reporter Ellie Ellis brought some animals as well.

“I brought my performance horse Dale and then a miniature donkey named Sparky,” Ellis said.

Dale and Sparky were definitely some of the favorites among children visiting the petting zoo and they were really well behaved, according to Ellis.

FFA member Franklin Rathbun was happy to teach others about the animals and FFA, ranging from elementary kids to fellow high school students.

“We tried our best to educate the ones that wanted to be educated,” recalled Rathbun. “Everyone did have a fun time here.”

In addition to Thursday’s petting zoo at Prairie Central High School, other FFA Week activities included drive your tractor to school day, dress like a farmer, ag games and a milk chugging contest.

Another highlight is this Saturday’s (Feb. 25) PC FFA Farm and Home Show at the Upper Elementary School in Forrest from 9 to 3.

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