Surface Creek Valley Historical Society is especially grateful to all of the talented participants, volunteers, local and out-of–town visitors at Saturday's Heritage Day at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. The season's opening was indeed a success.
Curt Williams and Jane Everett did an excellent job coordinating the event. Among the entertainers were the Dobie Brothers Jim Hackanson and Al Smith providing music and song on the boardwalk, Chirp Roderick playing old-time piano in the Lizard Head Saloon, flute and guitar musician Steve Jueneman, western music singer Ray Carpenter, and the Cedaredge Line Dancers.
Members of the Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club were present throughout the day, riding their horses and talking with visitors. Polly Pulver, Diana Keune and Lida Lety, members of Cranky Piecers, displayed crank sewing machines which appealed to many, especially the children. Paul Michaels was at work in the blacksmith shop. Dick McGuire instructed children in leather work techniques at the carriage shed. Les Mergelman drove visitors throughout the town with his team and hay wagon.
Cedaredge Rotary Club members provided lunch in the shade of the elm trees near the Indian museum. Phil Ellsworth played his harmonica as people lined up for their food.
Pioneer Town is open from now through AppleFest, the first weekend in October.blog comments powered by Disqus