Soldiers from African countries who are stationed at Fort Leonard Wood have been “adopted” by the International Committee of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County. To give them a taste of the country, the soldiers were treated to a visit at the farm of Rotarian Marsha Hughes and her husband, Ken Boyko, near Edgar Springs, Mo.

They enjoyed learning about raising Katahdin sheep and touring the rocky land, including seeing the "The Devil's Punchbowl,” a geologic feature of Missouri. 

“It takes a bit of a climb to get onto the punchbowl,” Hughes says.  “But it is worth the trek; it’s very peaceful and perfect for roasting hotdogs and s'mores over a campfire.”

Because of the great success of this event, Rotarians planned another outdoor event in June for the African soldiers.