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Heritage Day this Saturday


Donʼt miss out on all the food and fun at this yearʼs annual Heritage Day this Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM!  Here is some important information about all the demonstrations going on this year that you wonʼt want to miss out on.  New this year are a wide range of sewing demonstrations in the Immigrant House from 10 AM – 12 noon. Watch for yourself as local women demonstrate how to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt and sew the old-fashioned way on a vintage treadle machine.

Country school will be in session at #73E with Suzanne Ratzlaffʼs 4th graders re-enacting country school and putting on a good old-fashioned skit with sessions at 10:30 and 11:30 am.  Outside the country school there will be a host of vintage childrenʼs games for young and old to enjoy from 9:30 – 11 AM.

Jim Koop will be here giving rides with his horses and wagon from 10 AM – 2 PM.  There is a $1 charge for rides around the park.  Other demonstrations going on throughout the day are soap, rope and sausage making, corn shelling, laundry day, bread baking and waffles cooked on an outdoor stove.

The barn will be filled with ethnic foods such as freshly fried New Yearʼs cookies, zwiebach, raisin schnetya, apple prieska and more.  Lard, spare ribs, cracklings and homemade sausage may also be purchased on Heritage Day.

Golf carts will be available for those needing assistance getting around the park. Admission is free but free will donations will be accepted.  For more information contact LaVonne Thiessen at 723-4559.



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