First, meet some of the contestants:
These are some of the chickens a local farmer brought to race with the kids. Kids were placed in pairs with a library staffer, and they chose a chicken for their race. The kids had to shoo their chicken to the finish line. Of course, the chickens had a mind of their own and didn't just run straight for the win!
|Ready, set, go!|
|Going the wrong way there, little chicken!|
|Shoo her toward the finish line|
Since there weren't as many kids in attendance, due to the rain, I'm sure, parents were invited to race, too. I can't believe I actually raced a chicken, in public, in the rain!. Jonathan didn't want to race with me, he wanted to challenge me.
|We are ready to race|
|Jonathan finishes first, we're still coaxing ours along|
He & his chicken won first place in this race, my partners & I finished second. Oh, and I may have made a new friend. A lovely lady who was there with her children took the pictures of Jonathan & me racing. You never know who you will meet at a chicken rodeo!
I just love all the activities at our library, recently named the top library in Kentucky. As I have said before, it is so much more than books!
How did you spend your Saturday morning?