Day on the Farm to benefit charity

The 17th annual Day on the Farm to benefit Mennonite Agro-Urban Inc. will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Duerksen/Knepp farm northeast of Goessel from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Children can milk a goat, make a rope, ride wagons, interact with a variety of farm animals, play in a pile of corn, and take home their own Agri-Urban brand on a piece of wood. All activities are free.

The Willow Spring Downs Derby stick horse race will feature experienced and novice jockeys, and children and adults may participate. Participants are encouraged to bring their own stick horses, and additional ones will be available. The “riders up” bugle call for Derby races will be at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Lunch will be served free of charge at 11:30 a.m.

Day on the Farm exists to build connections between rural and urban families, and connects children from towns with the rural upbringing of many of their grandparents.

Donations will be accepted by Mennonite Agri-Urban Inc. to benefit Western District Conference, Mennonite Church USA, and Bethel College. The Duerksen/Knepp farm is located at 1582 Falcon Rd., rural Hillsboro. Call 316-283-6300 or 620-386-0709 for more information and directions.

 

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