Parade Of Animals During Fair Highlights Day For Senior Citizens
The residents of Roosevelt Memorialâ€™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.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t take long and it makes their day,â€ť Roosevelt County Extension agent Ardis Oelkers said of the senior residents. â€śTheir days get long.â€ť
The Parade of Animals is an annual event that started a few years ago. The routine changed some because of COVID concerns.
â€śYears ago, we used to have a petting zoo,â€ť Oelkers said. â€śThe residents used to hold and touch some of the goats.â€ť