The Lamb Center in Fairfax City held its first Spring Festival on Sunday, April 10, in Van Dyck Park. Some 150 children and parents enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, egg dyeing, chalk art and mural painting. They also loved petting lambs from a private farm.
“This was our way of celebrating spring with the families who know us and introducing younger families to The Lamb Center and what it does,” said Lamb Center Executive Director Tara Ruszkowski. It’s a daytime, drop-in shelter for people experiencing homelessness, and it provides them with a variety of services and spiritual guidance.
Photos By Bonnie Hobbs/The Connection
Hannah Carey is happily holding a lamb.
Petting a pair of lambs is Emerson Hilferty, 7.
Mom Yorleni Orozco and dad Jayro Gabriel with daughters Jasmine, 2, and Angeline, 4, decorating Easter eggs.
The Rosen siblings, (from left) Jeremy, 8-1/2, and Juliet, 6-1/2, tenderly pet the lambs.