2017-10-12 / News

Pioneer Days features good family fun


Residents observe Don Simon, who has invested hundreds of hours of archaeological work at the Perry house archaeological dig, where he has discovered hundreds of artifacts. 
Photos by Paula K. Schmidt Residents observe Don Simon, who has invested hundreds of hours of archaeological work at the Perry house archaeological dig, where he has discovered hundreds of artifacts. Photos by Paula K. Schmidt GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Historical District Commission recently hosted the fall edition of Perry Pioneer Days, featuring historical re-enactors, crafters, an archaeological dig and many other events to help raise awareness of funds needed for renovations to the Perry house, a site which dates back to the 1800s and Grand Blanc’s first non-native settlers.



Left: A doughnut-eating contest resulted in no losers – because who doesn’t like doughnuts? Contestants pictured here enjoyed the sweet treats at the Perry House Pioneer Days event. Left: A doughnut-eating contest resulted in no losers – because who doesn’t like doughnuts? Contestants pictured here enjoyed the sweet treats at the Perry House Pioneer Days event.

Right: Karla Christenson of Grand Blanc Township displays one of several hand-made Corn Husk dolls she made during the event. Christenson says she taught herself to make them based on research. Right: Karla Christenson of Grand Blanc Township displays one of several hand-made Corn Husk dolls she made during the event. Christenson says she taught herself to make them based on research.

Resident Mike Yancho takes a break in the shade while his granddaughter beats him in a game of checkers – one of several activities available during the biannual event. Resident Mike Yancho takes a break in the shade while his granddaughter beats him in a game of checkers – one of several activities available during the biannual event.

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