4-H group will hold petting zoo June 16

By Karen Larsen
Empire Press Correspondent

The Gone Country 4-H group will hold a petting zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Coastal Farm and Ranch store in East Wenatchee. The group will also be serving hamburgers during the event. Both the petting zoo and burgers will be provided by donation.

The group is trying to raise money to buy between 25 and 30 large rabbit cages for the rabbit barn at the NCW Fair. They were able to raise $450 during a March fundraising event at Coastal and hope to raise an additional $450 at the June event in order to have sufficient funds for the cages.

The petting zoo will feature several breeds of goats and poultry. If it is not too hot, there will be rabbits. There is also a possibility that there will be alpacas and ducks. Group members will be on hand to answer questions about the animals.

For more information, contact Patty Cheek at cheekp55@gmail.com.