Rodney Paul and Kenley Money of the non-profit Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas organization attended the festival with several of their charges including a great horned owl, a barred owl, a barn owl, and a screech owl among others. Paul and Money walk around the grounds with the barn and barred owls and mingled with the crowd. They later made a presentation. A number of school children attended that event and were mesmerized by their new feathery friends. The barred owl has a missing eye. His keepers figure he flew into a tree branch an to injure and lose the eye.