Hundreds brave cold to attend Animal Baby Shower in Canfield


A baby shower typically involves people showering expectant mothers with gifts, but at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm’s annual Farm Animal Baby Showe,r area residents shower the farm’s latest additions with attention.

Hundreds braved the unseasonably cold weather Sunday and lined up in the farm’s barns to get their eyes and hands on newborn calves, goats, chicks, ducklings and goslings, some as young as 10 days old.

Volunteers held several of the animals and allowed children to pet them.

Eight-year-old Kennedy Clarke, who was there with her mother Kendra was particularly enamored by the chicks.

“They’re soft, and they look cool,” she said.

Afterward, in accordance with the baby shower theme, families gathered in McMahon Hall to partake in punch and cake.

Brenda Markley, the farm’s agricultural education manager, said the annual event kicks off the Spring season.

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