• Sheri Langford, right, works with Atticus Chenoweth on the finer points of making yarn the old-fashioned way during the Pioneer Days event Saturday at the Jack County Museum. Butter churning, doll making and other events kept attendees enthralled along with the always popular homemade ice cream and lemonade.
  • Juliana Kostelich rides a pony while Ronald Fitzgerald pulls during the Pioneer Days event Saturday at the Jack County Museum.

Pioneer Day entertains with old fashioned fun

Robert Langford got into the swing of things for Pioneer Days Saturday.

Langford was dressed up like Teddy Roosevelt, glasses and all during the annual event at the Jack County Museum. A good crowd came out to see and learn how Jack County residents lived in the olden days.

Langford insisted he was not going for the Roosevelt look but it happened to work out that way. His wife, Sheri, had a large crowd nearby teaching how to make yarn the old-fashioned way using a machine that you pedal similar to a bicycle.

Atticus Chenoweth was working at the machine and appeared to be enjoying himself.

“This is kind of fun,” Chenoweth said.

Those that attended had the chance to learn about cow milking, butter churning, quilting and many other activities done by their ancestors.

Others preferred to take it easy during the day and simply ride a pony like Juliana Kostelich. She took the opportunity to ride a pony pulled by Ronald Fitzgerald and looked quite content.

Inside the museum buildings were a number of demonstrations, including how to make dolls. After being made a doll, Kellie Tousignant, visiting from California, appeared enthralled with her doll as did many of the young people.

Fans of chuckwagon cooking also had the chance to see that done by a group selling brisket plates made the old fashioned way.

It wouldn’t be a festival without some entertainment. The Courthouse Choir performed in the morning with  the Living Water River Band also taking the stage before interested onlookers.

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