Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pioneer Festival - Part 1

This year's Pioneer Festival was a lot of fun - and a lot of work! Unfortunately, despite our best plans and backup plans in case of weather, nobody counted on floods. We had to reschedule the festival for the last week of school. Fortunately, only 3 of the 50+ volunteers couldn't make the new date, and we picked up some new volunteers along the way.

Our local newspaper even wrote a front-page article about our day.

The fourth graders rotated between stations including:
  • Pioneer school
  • Folk dancing
  • Cooking
  • Needlework
  • Leatherwork
  • Pioneer Games
 Between sessions, they were also able to tour a frontier post office, print shop, and train depot, ride a miniature steam train, visit with a beekeeper, watch a Dutch oven cooking demonstration, and take a hayrack ride. It was a fun, exhausting day!

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