FFDD to visit Shatto Milk Company September 17

Families and Friends of The Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County will provide transportation and supervision to the Shatto Milk Company, at Osborn on Saturday, September 17th, for what’s called an educational day.

The tour consist of seeing baby calves, possibly a chance to milk a cow, to learn what cows eat, instructions on how they process milk, packaging the milk and sampling milk like regular, chocolate, banana, strawberry, cotton candy, orange crème, and root beer milk. Persons attending are to wear appropriate walking shoes.

There is no cost to attend the Shatto Farms tour if you have a disability or are volunteering to help. All individuals are to take a sack lunch. The Family and Friends will provide bottled water and snacks for the trip. Limited seating is available at the farm to sit down and eat lunch, so a folding chair is requested.

Reservations to attend the milk farm tour can be made by calling the Family and Friends office in Trenton by 4 pm September 13 at 359-3285.

Attendance will be on a first-come basis due to limited seating for transportation. A minibus and van also will pick up individuals with disabilities at their home if needed.  Otherwise, the vehicles will leave Friendship Place apartments at 9 o’clock Saturday, September 17th and return in the mid-afternoon.