Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Day ~~~ March 17, 2018Ou

Kitchen Crew
Our Hardworking Kitchen Staff
Diane Beck Lund, Glenadine Daniels Hill and Lorie Beck Hardy 
Poor picture of our beautiful quilt that was raffled.
Shirley and Carol
Shirley Ney Miller and Carol Ney Beesley
Dale and John
John Johansen and Dale Peel
Mack Wilkey and Steve Monsen
Peter Hafen, Marx, Don Hafen
Mabel Cook, Joan McAllister and Peggy Staker
Tudy and Cheryl
Tudy Standlee and Cheryl Madsen
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Pottery by Michael Vernon Porter
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Artwork by Kristy Daniels
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Embroidery and Cardmaking
Unknowns  selling books
R. L. Taylor conversing with unknowns 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pioneer Day Celebrated in Mt. Pleasant ~~ Country Fair Theme

A good crowd celebrated Pioneer Day on St. Patrick's Day this year, March 17th.
The hall was decorated in a county fair theme with balloons and ferris wheels, making a very festive occasion for all.  

Pioneer Day in Mt. Pleasant is a long standing tradition that was once headed by the officers of the L.D.S. church to honor the pioneers who settled Mt. Pleasant.
All those over 80 years old are treated to a free meal.  The traditional meal is chicken strips, potato salad, a roll  and ice cream for dessert.  This year, little hay bales were made from rice crispies and served with the ice cream.  

Former residents as well as current meet to reminisce the old times in Mt. Pleasant.  A wonderful program was  also a special treat.  A fiddle group from Snow College as well as the Shepherd Family Singers entertained us in fine style.  A beautiful quilt was made and tickets sold for a chance to win. 

Board members, greeters as well as everyone who wants to dress in pioneer style clothing add to the festivities.

Quilting arts, pottery, blacksmithing, woodcraft and card making lined the sides of the hall to show the many talents that members and others could share.  A bake sale was had and the Mt. Pleasant History was also on sale.  

It was March of 1859 when the pioneers of Mt. Pleasant settled here and our Pioneer Day festivities still honor our beloved pioneers over 150 years since. 

Check back tomorrow for more photos.  If you weren't able to come you'll enjoy the photos of many that did.

Carol Beeley  Honored as oldest woman in attendance  at 93 years old with Judith Jackson who pinned the corsage.

Mack Wilkey honored as the oldest man in attendance with Judith Jackson  who pinned on his bouttoniere.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Original Membership Certificate to The Mt. Pleasant Pioneer HIstorical Association

This certificate was issued to 
Wilhelmina Morrison Ericksen 
by Andrew Madsen, President
Hilda Madsen, Secretary  on
June 1, 1918

Wilhelmina was one of the first members of the Board of Directors .

Genealogy Quote

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."

~Alex Haley

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