The Ste. Genevieve High School FFA students hosted their annual First Grade Mini Fair on May 13 at the Ste. Genevieve County Fairgrounds.
For the past several years, first-grade students from Ste. Genevieve Elementary School and Valle Catholic Schools have attended the event. This year was the first time Bloomsdale Elementary students joined in on the fun.
The FFA students and their co-sponsors, Hannah Fritsche-Donze and Kelly Sulkowski, set up stations under the big barn where the young students learned about farming techniques; tools; and farm animals, including various types of chickens, horses, goats and much more. The FFA students actually brought in their own equipment and pets for the exposition.
“Even though we’re a small, rural town, some of these students have never seen a farm animal up close,” Sulkowski said. “This is a neat opportunity for them to learn about a way of life they might not otherwise see.”
(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)