Saturday, October 10, 2009, has been designated as "Miracle Day" at the Miracle Ranch in Biggs and many groups and organizations of seriously ill children and their families have been invited for a fun-filled day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009, has been designated as "Miracle Day" at the Miracle Ranch in Biggs and many groups and organizations of seriously ill children and their families have been invited for a fun-filled day.


Illnesses range from cancer to heart defects and the many families who have already visited the Miracle Ranch know how special this haven is for the entire family, not just the child who is facing many medical issues.


Many fall festival activities will include hay wagon rides, pony rides, train rides to the pumpkin patch, jump houses, a huge slide, a petting zoo, a hay/corn maze, bobbing for apples and a watermelon eating contest.


Speakers will be on hand to discuss childhood diseases with these parents and their children who go through so much.


A Halloween Costume Contest will be held, where everyone will be a winner, while old fashioned family fun is offered all day.


The day will be free for all of these families and the Miracle Ranch Pumpkin Patch is open to the public now through October 31, 2009.


As Molly and Steve Williams know, having a child who is sick takes a lot out of a family, both emotionally and financially. Little Max had his first open heart surgery at two weeks old. Steve Williams tells the story of meeting a family at that time, who were sleeping in their car for three months, while they waited for their child's health to improve. It's families like this that keeps the Williams family and the Miracle Ranch going.


The Miracle Ranch is a place where these brave children can come with their families and forget the trials and tribulations, if only for an afternoon, while riding a train or petting a lamb.


The Miracle Ranch is located on Smith Avenue, just down the road from Wheeler Ranch and Feed.