Future Farmers of America (FFA) students of Methodist Children’s Home School (MCHS) spent the afternoon at the Waco VA Medical Center for its annual Farm Festival and Carnival. MCHS was one of four schools to attend the event; other local schools present were China Spring, Robinson and Crawford. This was the first time MCHS was invited to attend the event.
Each year the VA hospital invites schools to visit the campus during the festival and bring along animals. Galen, Marisa, Laura, and Noah along with teacher Steve Kruse represented MCHS FFA and brought along a steer, two goats, two pigs, two sheep, two quail, and three chickens to show to the crowd of veterans and employees. Students had the opportunity to visit with veterans and share information about their animals throughout the afternoon.
The Waco Farm Festival and Carnival was held in the inner circle of the medical center. Along with visiting the students with their animals, veterans were treated to lunch, games, live music and other activities.