Celebrate Spring at the Heritage Park Petting Farm

Hundreds of animal lovers are expected to visit the Heritage Park Petting Farm from Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, for the fifth annual “Celebrate Spring” event.

Visitors can shed their winter coats and stop by the farm to see sheep-shearing demonstrations performed throughout the day by third-generation shearer Deb Caryl of Davison, Mich. Visitors can also purchase yarn spun from the wool of sheep and alpacas.

The celebration gives families the opportunity to greet the newest and youngest residents of the farm, including bunnies, chicks, piglets and all your favorite farm friends. Farrier Todd Carlson will give a horse-shoeing demonstration at 1 p.m. with a special appearance by Dolly the Percheron draft horse.

Light refreshments and craft-making activities will be in the Visitors Center classroom.

Bring the sunshine with you and enjoy another beautiful day at the Petting Farm, located on the northeast corner of Pardee and Northline roads, just a mile east of Telegraph Road.

Admission to the farm is $2 per person for Taylor residents with identification; only $3 for non-residents. For more information call (734) 374-5946 or visit the City of Taylor web site at www.cityoftaylor.com.