Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Old fashioned fun at 2015 KBPV Harvest Festival

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek and District Historical Society hosted their annual Harvest Festival at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village on Saturday, September 19.  The grounds are large, so none of the 200 people who attended had to feel crowded as there where a number of activities, games, and displays to check out, spread over 6 acres.  At noon many on the grounds gathered to witness a presentation from Mayor Don Anderberg and Reeve Brian Hammond at which Fran and Colleen Cyr were recognized for the 10 years they have volunteered with the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society.

Attendees Angelica and Natalee
To offer a historical perspective there were old fashioned carnival games, rope making, antique cars, and the exhibits were open to the public to see all this museum has to offer.  To bring a more modern note there was a blow up bouncy castle and deejays from Blue Rock providing music to the central grounds.  One of the big hits of the day was the bale maze.  Made from 200 straw bales this offered twists, turns, and the opportunity for kids to challenge each other from one end to the other.  As for the difficulty of the maze, if anyone got too frustrated, they could hop over the bales and move on to the next bit of fun which caught their fancy.

Brooklyn Shakotko making rope
Carter Shakotko making rope

Fran Cyr said he is excited about the Harvest Festival planned for 2016.  They will celebrate the 50th year for the Historical Society was established in the fall of 1966. Plans are already underway to make their next Harvest Festival a spectacular occasion.

Town Councillor Wayne Elliott gets in touch with his equine side
Huge hay bale maze

Bailey gets her face painted
Trevor, Danielle, and Lane Duffield

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