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Illinois farm show highlights service of troops

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Events at the celebration will include a petting zoo, hayrack rides, train rides, a 15-acre corn maze and John Deere tractor rides that are available for residents of all ages.
Events at the celebration will include a petting zoo, hayrack rides, train rides, a 15-acre corn maze and John Deere tractor rides that are available for residents of all ages.

A local business in Romeoville, Illinois, will hold a farm celebration as part of a tribute to the local residents who have fought in past wars and continue to serve their country and community, according to the Romeoville Patch.

Serving as the opening weekend for the annual Pumpkin Fest that is held in the town, the farm celebration will feature a variety of agricultural-based events that will celebrate the service of these individuals against the backdrop of the region's farming heritage, reported the news source.

Events at the celebration will include a petting zoo, hayrack rides, train rides, a 15-acre corn maze and John Deere tractor rides that are available for residents of all ages.

Firefighters, police officers and their families were all given free passes for the event as a token of appreciation from the townspeople and the farm show participants, according to the Patch.

"In honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we are honored to host our community’s first responders to our farm," Paul Siegel, owner of the farm, told the news source.

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm was established in 1909 and hosts the event as a way to bring community members together in celebration of agriculture, according to the event website.
 

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