Northville School Children Bring in the 'Green' For Maybury Farm
On April 5, the students at Meads Mill Middle School presented a check to the Northville Community Foundation for $400 for a calf and a duck for Maybury Farm!
“The whole idea came about by some brainstorming with the Meads Mill Para-professionals” said Media Professional Debbie Emmons. “We wanted to reach out to the Northville community in some way so we came up with the idea of having a school wide donation day to support Maybury Farm. On Thursday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day), the students who chose to wear green - would donate a dollar; or purchase a green beaded necklace – would donate a dollar, with all monies going to support Maybury Farm. In total, we raised $400.00 so we were able to adopt, for one year, a newborn calf and duckling. We chose the name "St. Paddy" for the calf and "Waddles" for the duck.”
Laura Roberts, Farm Manager, and Shari Peters were thrilled with the donation. “The money will be used to now purchase our own calf,” said Roberts.
Students have offered to come to the Farm and help feed the babies when they arrive. “We can never have too many helpers on the Farm, said Roberts”.
A HUGE thank you to all of the students at Meads Mill Middle School!
Maybury Farm is open daily from Noon until 4 p.m.
Submitted by Shari Peters of the Northville Community Foundation