Pioneer Day held at Good Samaritan Center


It has been a long standing tradition that the Arapahoe fourth grade students participate in  Pioneer Day at the Good Samaritan Center of Arapahoe enjoying and learning about pioneer times.   Along with Wyoma DeVries, the students also learned Nebraska history from Cathy Weber, trapping and hunting from Erv Huxoll and farming, including a miniature homestead collection, from Wren Trosper.  In the afternoon students heard from speakers Dan Holtz-Nebraska through Song and Story and Darrel Draper-The history of Nebraska as told by Peter Sarpy.  The afternoon presentations were made possible  by the Nebraska Humanities Council as part of the NHC Speakers  Bureau. In addition to the learning opportunites, this was also a time to recognize those that had made donations throughout the previous year with a Donor Apprecation lunch where everyone was treated to homemade ham and bean soup, cornbread and cookies, just like the pioneers might have eaten.  One of the  several organizers, Emma Jeanne Gennrich, stated “Pioneer Day is a terrific opportunity to relive Nebraska’s rich history and reminisce about the good old days.”

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