Corey’s Day on the Farm still a hit

Lassos flew, faces were painted, ponies circled and children had a blast at the 37th annual Corey’s Day on the Farm for Special Needs Children.

The event was held Monday and Tuesday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Children are invited from special education classes in Kitsap and Mason counties, Port Angeles, Chimicum and Sequim.

“It’s going great,” said Coleta Corey, founder and organizer of the event.

Travis and Troy Erb gave “calf” roping lessons to the children. Each successfully lassoed hay bale earned the child a pin.

“We do this every year. It’s nice to see the kids’ faces and it gives them a chance to have fun for a day,” Troy said.

Corey’s Day on the Farm is funded in part by the Bremerton and Silverdale Rotary clubs, the Bremerton and Silverdale Lions clubs, and the DeFalco Family Foundation.

There were horse and pony rides, hay rides and face painting. Children also got a close-up view of different animals including llamas.

The event has been held at the Fairgrounds since 1979 and prior to that it was held at Corey’s farm in Silverdale.

“We love it. It’s great,” said Susan Weyh, who brought her 5-year old daughter Alexis on Monday.

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