JASPER — The Hamilton County Museum and Heritage Center hosted its annual Pioneer Day on Saturday with old-fashioned fun and games for all who attended.

Guests were able to tour the museum during the event, as well as enjoy a petting zoo, old-fashioned games, arts and crafts, story telling and demonstrations such as butter churning.

There was old-fashioned music that played throughout the area for the duration of the event.

The arts and crafts booth, along with the petting zoo and story telling were by far the busiest activities at the event.

Children as well as adults could enjoy building bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed, as well as make snowmen and angel ornaments for the Christmas tree for the upcoming holidays.

The petting zoo included a pony, a calf, a goat, a pig, a rooster, a hen, a duck and a bunny rabbit.

Hamilton County teacher Doug Clayton brought these animals for the youth and adults to enjoy and learn about.

Clayton showed the children how to hold the animals and educating them on what they were, as something that he takes pride in as the ag teacher for the Hamilton County schools.

Due to the hard work and dedication of 18 people who volunteered, many of those who attended deemed this event a success with a good turnout.

Margaret Lewis thanked all who volunteered their time and efforts, as well as those who attended for coming out to the event and who made it possible for Jasper’s Pioneer Day to be a success.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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