Baby animal fair in Buffalo is a hit with kids


Brycen Johnson, right, from Waite Park, enjoys the baby goats at the Ninth Biennial Wright County Baby Animal Fair in Buffalo, Sunday, April 30. The event was a fundraiser for Heifer International and local food shelves, organizations working together to end world hunger and care for the earth.

Marie Mavencamp, of Maple Lake, entertained youngsters at the baby animal fair as a little lamb. More than 2,600 people from Wright County came to enjoy baby animals, learn about the world and share in making a difference for hungry families. The fair, whose admission was a gift of food for the food shelf, raised 2,207 pounds of food and $1,457 for the Buffalo Food Shelf. The fundraiser for Heifer International brought in $14,000 for the purchase of farm animals and training in their care for families in need around the world. Heifer is a 73 year old organization that works to end world hunger and care for the Earth through sound agricultural principles. Each gift animal becomes a means of enterprise that enables families to earn income for housing, medical care and to send their children to school. In exchange for the gift, each family agrees to pass on the first offspring of their animal to another family in need, so the animal gifts multiply. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
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