By Von Mitchell
Special to the DCI
Eli Baier stands 6'4" tall and has the wingspan of a condor. He is the second oldest child in a family where love reigns and eight may not be enough. He is a 4.0 student and a three-time All Western Slope League First Team selection in basketball at Delta High School.
Volunteers make up the core of all happenings at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. It's been that way since its beginning back in 1980 when Maynard Nelson took the reins and worked with a group that had tried to get a historical society and museum started following the Centennial Bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Maynard Nelson made it happen!
Alison Gannett and Jason Trimm didn't let a recent rain interfere with their work.
"I'm trying to think of a best rain-day project right now," said Trimm, stacking straw bales under a constant, cool drizzle while chickens pranced in and out of their coop-on-wheels.
People may have wondered about the tents and banners that periodically appear for a couple of days on Crawford Avenue across from Delta's Wal-Mart.
The encampments are local "festivals" associated with Renaissance Fairs that take place in many locations.