2018-11-08 / Front Page

Bakers and crafters needed to fill country store shelves


The Country Store will be open for business during the Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day on Saturday. November 17. The Soci­ety is still in need of baked goodies and craft items to sell during this special one-day event. The Country Store will be open for business during the Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day on Saturday. November 17. The Soci­ety is still in need of baked goodies and craft items to sell during this special one-day event. Residents need to get out their muskets, buckskins, and bonnets – “Pioneer Day” is just around the corner!

Sponsored annually by the Lin­coln County Historical Society, the event will take place Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lincoln County Histori¬cal Park on Lumber Street.

The festival features living histo­ry demonstrations, wonderful food, antique tractors and cars; great en­tertainment, and much more.

“Every year, Pioneer Day brings thousands of visitors to Lincoln­ton from across the southeastern United States,” said Lamar Wade, historical society president. “How­ever, as might be expected with an undertaking of this magnitude, there are a few areas where the so­ciety needs help or input from the people of Lincoln County.

“We traditionally make a similar set of requests prior to Pioneer Day, and the response from the commu­nity has always been impressive. We’d love to see that level of en­thusiastic support again this year.”

The areas where additional sup­port for Pioneer Day is needed are as follows:

(1) The society is asking the cooks of the county to bake some amazing cookies, cupcakes, and cakes to help feed the crowd. The monies raised will be used to op­erate and maintain the park, which preserves the story of the economic and cultural heritage of Lincoln County.

(2) The society is looking for jars of homemade jelly, preserves, or relish.

(3) Also needed are handmade craft type items such as pot hold­ers, aprons, bonnets, etc. to fill the shelves in the country store.

Both the baked goods and canned items may be dropped off at the park on Friday, November 16. Craft items can be dropped off ei­ther Wednesday, November 14, or Friday, November 16.

(3) Individuals are needed to staff the many attractions and to give the other volunteers a break, because even the members of the Histori­cal Society want a chance to enjoy the food that makes Pioneer Day so special.

Those willing to serve in any ca­pacity are asked to call vice presi­dent and volunteer coordinator Gary Edwards at 757-831-9556.

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