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Rockdale Healthcare Center residents and staff have missed their normal facility activities since COVID-19 restrictions were put into place in March. Facility Administrator Herbert Patton and Community Relations representative Christina Thompson with Brightmoor Hospice worked together to plan a mobile petting zoo to provide residents and staff a break from the reality of the global pandemic. Lozano Mobile Petting Zoo from Winder provided the animals for a petting zoo event that was held on Thursday, Oct. 1. Everyone especially loved “Kiki” the miniature llama and “Buttons” one of several miniature goats. COVID-19 and social distancing protocols were observed by all.

Rockdale Healthcare Center residents and staff have missed their normal facility activities since COVID-19 restrictions were put into place in March. Facility Administrator Herbert Patton and Community Relations representative Christina Thompson with Brightmoor Hospice worked together to plan a mobile petting zoo to provide residents and staff a break from the reality of the global pandemic. Lozano Mobile Petting Zoo from Winder provided the animals for a petting zoo event that was held on Thursday, Oct. 1. Everyone especially loved “Kiki” the miniature llama and “Buttons” one of several miniature goats. COVID-19 and social distancing protocols were observed by all.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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