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LCHS FFA hosts petting zoo for 1st- and 2nd-graders

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[April 21, 2012]  Lincoln Community High School's Future Farmers of America provided Logan County's first- and second-grade students an opportunity to get up close and familiar with farm animals on Friday. The petting zoo at the Logan County Fairgrounds gave the FFA students equal opportunities. The event helped the FFA students hone their skills at interacting with people while showing their animals.

Ag teacher Mr. Jacob Hunter pointed out that it was a good, real-life learning experience. On this occasion students had to learn to deal with the unexpected when in the morning one group couldn't make it at the scheduled time, and then in the afternoon there was a deluge of students all at once.

It was also a lot chillier on Friday than expected. Hunter and some of the students commented about the morning hours: "You could see your breath." Temperatures dropped 10 degrees after dawn, and the morning's 44 degrees was 35 degrees lower than Thursday's high of 79.

While the event was inside the show barn, a lot of the students felt the chill. Some called home for coats; others worked or walked to keep warm.

Still they persevered and met the younger students with good and willing spirits to share the joy of being around animals. There were a couple of calves, sheep, goats, baby pigs, horses, a donkey, rabbits, chickens, a duck and an old tom turkey that everyone enjoyed.

It was a fun day for all.


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