Mill Creek Park celebrates Pig Day

Mill Creek MetroParks hosted a Pig Day event March 2 at Metro Park Farm.

Naturalist Brenda Markley organized the event, which was a combination between celebrating pig day and the year of the pig in the Chinese New Year.

“It’s a fun way to let people learn about pigs, as well as have a good time at the park,” Markley said.

She prepared a number of pig themed games for children to play during the event.

Community members raced to use their “snouts” to push balls into hoops.

The park also offered pig themed bingo and free temporary pig tattoos.

Children colored photos of pigs, read pig themed books and learned facts about the animals.

“We love all animals here at the farm,” Markley said. “We love to celebrate them when ever we can.”

Community members were also able to visit Penelope, the resident pig at Metro Park Farms.

“It’s just a cute fun day for people to come enjoy spending some time at the park,” Markley said.

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