On Friday, May 2, 2014, third grade students at Johnson Creek Elementary School participated in Pioneer Day at the Johnson Creek Community Center.
Members from the JC Historical Society and other community members took the children back hundreds of years with a fun-filled day of activities and history. To kick off the day, students learned how to “churn” ice cream using vintage ice cream makers and “shook” their own butter. Students then worked in small groups where they washed and ironed clothes by hand, hand dipped candles, cut out paper dolls, cut down trees with saws and were educated on chicken farming and how to properly clean eggs. A guest speaker from the Jefferson County Department of Natural Resources presented on trapping and taught students about area wildlife.
During breaks, students hopped in sack races and raced in a rousing game of Red Rover. They also enjoyed a sheep shearing show from a local farm and were able to watch the wool be weaved into yarn by another special guest. Fun was had by all!