Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 24, 1998, Image 36

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    A36-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 24, 1998
State Farm-City Event
(Continued from Page All)
Centre Hall, owners of past Farm
Show supreme draft hoise champ
ions, were on hand with Perche
rons and a carriage, trotting back
and forth in the parking lot.
Special needs dogs were on dis
play, the PDA Bureau of Dog Law
had a display with a warden (field
officer) at a booth with a trained
golden rctreiver who talked about
caring and training a dog and how
to avoid getting bitten, and how to
avoid stray animals js a precaution
to being bitten and perhaps being
exposed to rabies.
Harwoods Development Coun
cil had a display with the Boni
Brothers demonstrating chain saw
carving. They carved several
statues, and donated one of a four
foot high Bald Eagle on perch with
a fish clutched in the talons of one
claw foot.
The state Aquaculture Associa
tion had goldOsh, koi and hybrid
striped bass on display in aquar
iums in the lobby of the PDA
Edible insects chocolate
covered roasted crickets were
the main attraction at an entomolo
gy booth near the aquarium, the
PDA had its own display area and
along one table pains and brushes
donated by one of the participating
schools and plywood cutouts to be
painted donated by the PDA were
provided and PDA staff helped the
students paint their Halloween
Many weighed themselves for
fun at the Bureau of Weights and
The Elizabethtown Area High School Band peformsasong for the thousands of stu
dents and participants at the state Department of Agriculture Farm-City event.
, d ® L . . - state Department of Agriculture’s new logo, “Products
for the Planet blow in the light fall breeze while hundreds of children make their wav
toward candy apples and midway rides, or busses back to school
Measures’ display; DEP had a
hands-on demonstration about ero
sion control and nutrient manage
ment; Northern FFA had a petting
zoo with baby pigs and Milton
Hershcy School provided a variety
of animals, goats, sheep, rabbits,
etc. for the young students to see
and touch. Morgan Firestine
brought her Polled Hereford heifer
project animal for display. '
The building and grounds were
filled with displays from a variety
of agricultural concerns from
dogs to logs, and leaf to beef.
The PDA staff, commodity
groups and agricultural associa
tions that participated provided
youth with interesting and attrac
tive displays and activities.
Children and adults were allow
ed to explore, to examine, to leam
and to build their own self-esteem
through gaining the knowledge
they wanted to lake, not what was
being forced.
There were many and repeated
comments about the wonderful
ness of the event, coming from
teachers, security officers, PDA
employees, and students.
“Over 2,800 children exper
ienced this ‘At ir. the Classroom’
event,” Hayes; aid. “This event is a
very positive opportunity to prom
ote agriculture and educate our
For those interested in partici
pating in the event, contact the
PDA. For those interested in local
activities, contact a local Exten-
sion office to find out about
Randi Boni puts the finishing touches on this chainsaw artwork -- a statue of a
Bald Eagle on perch while a small group of PDA Farm-City paricipants look on.
From the left, Cpl. Steve Junkin from the Penns\ „ oiate ;e v
racks, and Trp. Lucinda Hawkins, with the PSP Academy, demonstrate the PSP
mounted patrol.
. students and teach
ers aboutdog care and handling, and how to stay away from
costume character that is receiving all the warm hugs from
the elementary students, while PDA employee Sharon
Trostle helps out as escort. Grenier and Trostle work for the
state Racing Commission and volunteered to help with the
day’s event.