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Parade Of Animals During Fair Highlights Day For Senior Citizens

The residents of Roosevelt Memorial’s nursing home got a great viewing treat on Friday afternoon, Aug. 12.

Supervised by Extension staff members, youth took their livestock on a short journey from the fairgrounds to the nursing home for a Parade of Animals.

“It doesn’t take long and it makes their day,” Roosevelt County Extension agent Ardis Oelkers said of the senior residents. “Their days get long.”

The Parade of Animals is an annual event that started a few years ago. The routine changed some because of COVID concerns.

“Years ago, we used to have a petting zoo,” Oelkers said. “The residents used to hold and touch some of the goats.”

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