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The farm comes to school

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

By Maggi Emily

CORDELE, GA (WALB) –  'Don't have a cow, It's Pate's Farm Day,' reads the sign at the entrance of the annual agricultural festival.

The Festival was held Friday at J. S. Pate Elementary in Cordele. Annual Farm Day is in its fifth year and includes all six hundred students that are in kindergarten, first, and second grades.

The excited children enjoyed a hay ride, clogging instructions, and petting and grooming a real life miniature pony. The community came together and donated the hay ride and tractors for the community event. Children and volunteers enjoyed home made brownies and donated barbeque.

"The funnest part was brushing them," said Carson Chambers. "I really wanna go and see the other horses."

"We have a reading book and we be having animals in our reading book. Horses, dogs, all kinds of animals," said Chancelor Greene.

"Farm Day is a wonderful day that we actually take the children out of the classroom and into the outdoor classroom," said Farm Day Coordinator Jill Gibbs. "We introduce them to life on the farm. Just about anything that you can find on a farm we've got here today."

Although Cordele is a rural community, many of the children have never been some of the animals they got see and pet today at the festival.

 

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