Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm Provides Fun and Therapy to the Disabled
Located between Scottville and Manistee, Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm offers tours by appointment, every weekday, rain or shine. A tour typically takes around 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group. For every five children in the group, there must be at least one chaperone. All visitors must wear slacks and covered shoes (no open toe shoes or sandals allowed). Treats such as apples, carrots, lettuce, bread, or animal feed are welcome. Visitors may give treats to the animals at the end of the tour.
To keep tours free for persons with disabilities, a fee may be requested for other groups. Reservations are required.
Blessing of the Animals, Farm Olympics and Silent Auction
The Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm hosts its signature event: The Blessing of Animals, Farm Olympics, Silent Auction, and Cup Auction each September. The event was created to honor the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures.
The public is invited to bring their pets of all sizes to a special service and blessing. This event is free of charge.
As a safety precaution, please have all pet and/or livestock on a lead, leash, or in a carrier, cage or container.
After the services, stay for the fun! Join in the Farm Olympics, and compete in more than 25 games. The event also includes a Silent Auction of great items donated by individuals and local businesses. In the silent auction, you write your bid down on the item's sheet of paper and check back often as not to be out bid. Winners must be present to claim their items. All winning bids must be paid before leaving.
All proceeds from the Farm Olympics and Silent Auction go toward the operation and maintenance of the therapy animals and the Farm, keeping the grounds handicapped accessible.
Other Events at The Farm
The Farm hosts many events throughout the year that are open to the public and are either free for people with disabilities, or at a very low cost to help with the event expenses. Annual events include:
For more information or to make reservations for the above events:
Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm
5487 Tuttle Rd.
Free Soil, MI 49411.
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