“Cows Helping Kids” Call For Participants is Open
By Kay Whatley, Editor
The second annual Fling in the Spring cow show for special needs children and their families is now accepting registrations.
Children will be paired up with a “Barn Buddy” from Ray Family Farms to have the special experience of showing a cow. Space is limited to 30 participants, and this will be a first come first serve basis. T-shirts will be provided for those that are registered to show.
According to one of the organizers, Melissa O’Neal, “This is the 2nd year for this event. Last year we had a blast and a big turn out. All the kids seemed to have fun. The smiles on their faces were priceless!”
Miracle Fling in the Spring is being held at Ray Family Farms, an organic vegetable and livestock farm located at 6913 Pearces Road, in Bunn NC. The event is April 24, 2016, starting at 2pm and running until 4pm. The event is a joint effort of the Miracle League of Franklin County, the local 4H group, and Ray Family Farms.
Parents interested in having their child be a part of this fun experience may request sign-up forms, which include 4H registration papers, a medical form notarized in advance, and a t-shirt order form. Registration paperwork must be received no later than April 1, 2016. To receive registration forms, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a forms request and any questions or concerns.
The day of the event, “closed toe shoes” are a must. Ray Family Farms is a working farm — animals, gardens, mud, dust, and dirt — and this event is held outdoors in a dirt arena. Dress according to the weather and the farm environment.
There will be hot dogs, snacks, and drinks for everyone to enjoy during the event.
And cows, of course. Ray Family Farms is home to a herd of Belted Galloway cattle. To find out more about the farm, their 4H Dirt Club meetings, and their local food products, visit their Facebook page or website.
To find out more about the Miracle League of Franklin County, visit their Facebook page.