Special to the Tribune
More than 65 energetic children ventured out to enjoy the ninth annual “Kids Day at the Ranch” on June 8, presented by Rosewood Services.
Children participated in “Kids Day” activities, which included trail-pattern horse riding, horse-drawn wagon rides, cake walk, and getting to delight in the scrumptious taste of sno cones and corn dogs. Kids Day also featured fun farm chores, water games, face painting, and coloring ranch-themed pages.
Rosewood Ranch, located five miles north of Pawnee Rock, provides year-round therapeutic horse riding for children with developmental disabilities. The Ranch opens one day each year to its children riders and their siblings, as well as to children of Rosewood Services employees.
“Kids Day has become a special day annually for our Rosewood community,” said Tammy Hammond, executive director of Rosewood Services. “It’s an exciting day for the children, who get a fun glimpse of ranch life. It’s also a special time for families where they get to experience quality time and create memories.
“We thank everyone who participated, including all of our volunteers who made this year’s event a success.”