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Educational petting farm opens for its third season

Green Meadows Farm, an educational petting farm, opened this week for its third season in Friendship Park, along Dorsey Road.

The 225-animal farm, which allows children to milk cows, feed goats, ride a pony and go on hayrides, runs through Oct. 31.

About 35,000 people -- mostly from area schools -- are already scheduled to see the farm this month -- more than came last season, said manager Ken Keyes.

Admission is $8 a person for general admission, but groups get discounts.

Every child leaves with a pumpkin, Mr. Keyes said.

"It is a two-hour guided tour, geared toward the age level of the children," Mr. Keyes, son of one of farm's founders, said.

His family maintains eight farms around the country, but only the farm in Kissimmee, Fla., operates year-round.

The family started the business in 1964.

The petting farm opens at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The last tour leaves at 11 a.m.

On weekends, the farm opens at 10 a.m. and the last tour begins at 2 p.m.

For information, call 760-6002.


Man, 74, reports theft of silverware

A 74-year-old Glen Burnie man reported to police that someone stole money and silverware from his home between Aug. 7 and Sept. 25.

Vernon Flint of the 300 block of Main Ave. told police a thief stole a 70-piece silverware set that was stored in a case under his bed.

The thief also took $120 in cash. Police said the property is valued at $5,140.

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