By Stacey Carmany
Area families are invited to enjoy an evening of agricultural fun when Ag in the City makes its seventh appearance at New Philadelphia’s Tuscora Park on Friday, June 8, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Ag in the City is an annual event designed to introduce the public to the individuals and families that make up the local agricultural community during an evening of interactive displays, demonstrations and hands-on learning activities.
“It’s just going to be a very fun-filled as well as an educational evening,” said Sherrie Gordon, office aide for the Tuscarawas Soil & Water District, one of the primary sponsors of the event. “Our hope is that they will learn and grasp kind of what’s involved and learn a little bit more about the agricultural aspect of what goes on in everyday life.”
During the free community event, which is co-sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, area children and their families will learn the ins and outs of agricultural production while taking part in farming-related games and activities.
Returning to the event once again this year will be a dairy cow replica from the Millersburg area that will be used for milking demonstrations. Children will also have an opportunity to meet and greet different types of livestock at a farm animal exhibit and petting zoo organized by several local 4-H clubs.
Additional exhibits and educational displays will on focus on animal safety, forestry, wood carving and maple syrup making.
Additional activities being offered during the event include face-painting and a kiddie tractor obstacle course, and there will also be a special game area staffed by local 4-H students.
There will also be plenty of food available for purchase throughout the evening including sandwiches, drinks, ice cream, kettle corn and honey straws.
The entire event is free and open to the public and will be set up along the Al Maloney Midway, in front of the tennis courts.
For more information, pick up a copy of The Budget’s June 6 edition or contact the Tuscarawas Soil & Water District at 330-339-7976.