Pioneer Days Pioneer Family Activities
Saturday, Oct. 9th, 2004
Pioneer Family Events at Ward’s Ranch
The Sierra Madre Pioneer Days Association rounded up many fun events for children and families this year. Gold panning, apple bobbing, butter churning, clothes washing, cabin building (with Lincoln logs), and pioneer dress-up were just some of the activities that took place from 12 to 4 pm at E. Waldo Ward & Son Ranch on Saturday October 9th. Three-legged races, hoop races, wheel barrow races started at 2 pm. The watermelon seed spitting contest followed the races. For a list of the winners of the races and seed-spitting contests, click here. Jeff Ward gave tours of the factory and the gift shop was open. The museum was also open to visitors.
Boys Scout Troop 110 (St. Rita's) sold hot dogs (hot dogs were generously donated by Taylor's Old Fashioned Meats), the Woman's Club sold brownies and beverages, and Sierra Madre Community Nursery School, Sierra Madre School and St. Rita's had booths with kids activities.
3-legged race (5 & under)
Henry Kavanaugh, age 5
Graham Williams, age 5
3-legged race (6 & up)
Rebecca Liston, age 6
Jim Liston, (Rebecca's dad)
Wheelbarrow races (all ages)
Kaitlin Liston, age 8
Jim Liston, (Kaitlin's dad)
Tim Crilly, age 13
Stephen Loesch, age 13
Hoop races (all ages)
Daniel Boulsen, age 8
Ashtin Lorge, age 8
Lily Wilkins, age 5
Sunflower seed spitting contest (5 & under)
Gwenn Jergens, age 5, 51.5 inches
Sunflower seed spitting contest (ages 6-15)
Stephen Loesch, age 13, 180 inches
Sunflower seed spitting contest (adults)
Brian Pondo, 240 inches
Diane McKinney, 157 inches
Thanks to Arcadia Interact Club for all their volunteer help
Apple bobbing sponsored by Howie's Ranch Market
Coloring sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library
Cabin construction sponsored by the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society
Clothes washing sponsored by Arnold's Frontier Hardware
Pioneer dress-up sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club
Butter making sponsored by E. Waldo Ward & Son, Inc.
Gold panning sponsored by the Sierra Madre Pioneer Days Association
Prizes for the races and seed spitting contest furnished by the Sierra Madre Pioneer Days Association.
Thanks to Dr. Norman Johnson for lending us the little yellow roadster.
Participating schools were: Sierra Madre School, Sierra Madre Community Nursery School, and St. Rita School.
Previous years Pioneer Days photos
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