In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, we will be profiling the Makers that are appearing at the Faire!

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Young’s Funny Farm Animal Therapy Program

Young’s Funny Farm, a non-profit based out of Berwick, that rescues and trains very special animals for therapy work throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, was cofounded by Neil and Vonnie Young.
Young’s Funny Farm is the only group or individual’s in the country, to ever use once formerly wild burros (donkeys) for therapy work. All adopted from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program. They ran wild in the desert in California.
We will have some of our therapy animals for you to meet and interact with. We will gladly answer questions about therapy work, care of our animals and adoption from the BLM.

We also use ducks, which are especially good working with people with autism and dementia
Our therapy animals are part of the Pet Partners® program and do visits to special needs centers, senior centers, nursing homes, schools and hospitals, as well as doing public events.
According to Pet Partners, there are only therapy donkey teams in the United States and we have four of them. They are truly special and do bedside visits.

Visits can be arranged by going to

This year’s Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 10am-4pm on the grounds of the Children’s Museum right in the heart of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Admission to this all-day event is FREE. There will be a large variety of Making activities, workshops, presentations, performances, crafters and the Museum’s 50+ exhibits.

To apply to be a Maker at the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, click on the “Call for Makers” button in the top right corner.