THE HOBO HOMEFRONT: Observe traffic safety, Head Start safari

Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 07:53 PM.

Although one-third of the park is still under construction, no one seemed to notice. Our safari began with a meet-and-greet with all the animals; we learned their names, types, origins and hobbies. We then chased our tiny Hoboes around while they relished the opportunity to feed a few of the animals.

Some of our Itty Bitty Hoboes’ favorite attractions were Levi the African Lion and Darian the Umbrella Cockatoo. Levi, being the king of the jungle, enjoyed lounging in the sun. Darian enjoys dancing and singing; his favorite song was "Happy Birthday."

Others enjoyed feeding Andy the Fallow Deer and his pen mate, Amy the Axis Deer.

The park — which has a wonderful picnic area under a blanket of old oak trees with huge curvy branches, where we enjoyed our picnic of sack lunches — is 95 percent run by volunteers.

The gift shop is still under construction but there is a concession stand with small souvenirs and drinks. The staff hopes to complete remodeling by the holiday season.

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