By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR – Colorful fall folliage and bright pumpkins provided a festive backdrop for Boo Barn activities Oct. 21 at the Heritage Park petting farm as tractor rides and petable livestock provided entertainment.
Nicole Rice of Taylor said her daughters Caitlyn, 4, and Cailee, 3, who rode on a John Deere tractor around the barnyard, liked the bounce house the best.
“I am going to take them to get their face painted and do the pumpkins last,” she said. “They have been anticipating that. The tractor was pretty cool. That was their first time getting on a tractor.”
Barn attendant Tim Sheets of Taylor said the young children enjoy seeing the barnyard animals up close.
“The love it so much,” he said. “Some are a little scared, but most love our baby goat Millie.”
A 2-year veteran at the farm, Sheets said he loves his job.
“I take care of the animals, I help kids out, I do all the hay stacking – I do all the fun stuff here,” he said. “Not a dull moment here. It’s always fun.”
Erin Brozek of Riverview from Carey Ann’s Clown Caravan of Riverview, who was dressed as a Scarecrow, said she had posed for many photos with visitors.
“Most of them are really happy to be here and they know that I’m from the Wizard of Oz,” she said. “I love singing and dancing, so all of our characters usually have a song, so I love seeing the kids and dancing with them, and we usually sing along together.”
For more information on upcoming Heritage Park events, go to cityoftaylor.com.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected].)