Enjoying a night on the town
By Hank Lohmeyer
Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:14 am
The annual Night on the Town at Pioneer Town has become the community's mid-summer event of choice, and the 2017 edition gave everyone something special to enjoy.
With the rescheduling of the traditional July youth rodeo to earlier in the year, and with a parade-and-park event unable to take its place on the calendar, Night on the Town hosted by Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and Pioneer Town Volunteers last Saturday, June 24, provided the perfect summer outing for families.
There was audience seating provided for an evening concert by local musical group RARE. Ring toss and bean bag games, and a photo board helped keep the kids entertained. Rotary Club volunteers served summertime fare of brats and beef hot dogs that visitors enjoyed in the new Pioneer Town pergola. The Welcome Center was open and busy and all of the Pioneer Town museum and event complex displays and attractions were available for guests to visit free of admission charge.
Refreshments, a silent auction, and scavenger hunt with a special historical theme rounded activities.
The heat of the day had faded by opening at 6 p.m., and a bit of Old West melodrama was enacted on Main Street as frontier justice prevailed once again and a villain was vanquished while the cool of the day set in. Friends relaxed in a very special old fashioned kind of way and enjoyed a special annual treat -- a little of the peaceful nightlife of Main Street in Pioneer Town.