Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club member Rylee Fraser, 14, takes donations to the club at the Easter Petting Zoo cake walk. Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club member Rylee Fraser, 14, takes donations for the club at a previous Easter Petting Zoo cake walk. Tribune file photo

Rose Lake Miocene 4-H Club gearing up for annual Easter event in Williams Lake

Petting zoo and cake walk set for Boitanio Mall April 20

Boitanio Mall is expected to be a real zoo on the Easter weekend.

For the 14th year in a row the Rose Lake Miocene Petting Zoo and Cake Walk event will be taking over the lower level of the mall Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Club leader and organizer Abby Shoults said there will be a variety of animals on hand at the petting zoo courtesy of 4-H Club members such as rabbits, goats, dogs, chickens, a pot bellied pig, a bearded dragon, sheep with lambs, Murphy the turkey and even a milk cow named Gertie who will make her way into the mall by the back door.

“Who knows, there could be more. These are the animals we know for sure will be there,” said Shoults.

As well as the petting zoo, there will also be the popular cake walk where participants pay a loonie in hopes of winning a homemade cake.

Shoults said the event is the main fundraiser of the year for the club, with the petting zoo being by donation and the cake walk a loonie per try.

A longtime supporter of 4-H in the past, and her children in the club now, Shoultz said she loves what 4-H brings to the life of children.

“It develops children into responsible, caring adults. I think it’s really cool to see them transform,” she said, noting she also believes the program teaches children a love for working.

“They develop a real work ethic with 4-H, and that’s something hat has to be taught.”

Everyone is welcome to the event.


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Homeless situation ‘heartbreaking’: Temple

Temple has been a street nurse for three years and has seen poverty increase in the Cariboo

Fire claims two historic buildings in downtown Williams Lake

Several other businesses damaged by water used to fight the blaze

Update: Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Williams Lake

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, crews on scene

Gilbert, Drynock charged with first degree murder of Branton Regner

The accused also face two counts of attempted murder in connection with Rudy Johnson Bridge incident

Alex Fraser Research Forest gives students hands-on experience

The Alex Fraser Research Forest are working to educate the next generation of foresters

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

One-in-five British Columbians think they’ll win big while gambling: study

Roughly 58 per cent of British Columbians bought at least one lottery ticket in past year

Takaya, B.C.’s infamous lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

Oak Bay father’s testimony at murder trial like plot of ‘bad low-budget movie:’ Crown

Crown alleged Andrew Berry’s ‘entire story of Christmas Day is a lie’

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Singh campaigns in Toronto, May in Winnipeg, as Liberal and Tory leaders pause

All parties expected to be back on the campaign trail Sunday

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

‘I think that will be really important to address the overall trend of youth vaping’

Most Read