GILMAN -- A petting zoo, farm tour, and  antique tractors are some of the stuff you can see at the annual Diocesan Rural Life Celebration.

The event takes places tomorrow (Sunday) starting with an outdoor mass at 11:30 a.m. at the Mark and Shelley Czech farm in Gilman. Bishop Donald Kettler will lead the mass followed by guest speaker Father Greg Mastey of Gilman.

Rural life event coordinator Doug Scott,  says they continue to do this celebration as a way to celebrate rural towns and what they offer.

"This celebration highlights the importances of farming in our dioceses, communities, and small towns. It's the family farms that has kept, so many of our small town business going"

Scott says they are expecting to double their numbers from the previous year.

The event will end with a lunch featuring sloppy joe's, chips, coleslaw, corn on the cob, homemade cookies, and music by the Ostendorf Band.

The event is open to everyone, for more information visit Rural Life Celebration.


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