Delta County 4-H’ers will host their 60th annual beef roast on March 14, but one family remembers when the beef roast was a chicken roast, and the cost of admission to the dinner and square dance was a pie.
The year was 1950 and Walt Bonine, the leader of a club in Eckert, decided to host a chicken roast.
Historic photos submitted
Children of early settlers in Eckert, as in other parts of the country were taught at home until enough families moved into the area to start schools, usually one room buildings with a teacher for children of all ages and abilities. This was usually adequate for several years.
When Scott Horner sits down at his workspace in Paonia, he dives into his work, carefully concentrating on the task at hand. His hands graze over waxed linen threads, matching the thread color to the paper he’ll choose.