Children learn about farm safety at event

Waterloo Rural Women’s 20th Annual Children’s Farm Safety Day was  held on June 13 at the dairy farm of Rick and Doreen Shantz on the 3rd Line of Mapleton Township near Wallenstein.

The day involved hands-on learning activities and games regarding safety on the farm.

Organizing committee chair Susan Martin said, “We went big this year because of our 20th year.”

Despite ominous weather, Martin said, 144 children were in attendance.

“Even though it threatened rain we stayed dry and every child learned more about farm safety,” said Martin.