Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pioneer Day

by Cheryl Merrick

Town Event
Blaring calls to awake
5K run and ribbons
Excitement & sirens
Lining up & setting up

Parade down Main Street
  Yearly Theme
Primary Children
   on floats and bikes
High School Band
    lawnmowers and horses

Families gathering
     grouping chairs & visiting
Greeting old friends
     as pass and watch children play

Breakfast & lunch in the park
   Ham, pancakes, syrup
Hamburgers, chips, and drinks
   Brownies, cakes, and pies

Sharing Talents
Arts and Crafts in Memorial Building
    Paintings and Quilts
Music in the gazebo
    Singing and Dancing

Games for children
Fish pond, throwing,
    dunking and jumping
Trinket Prizes
    on head and in hands

Volunteers working
    smiling & hustling
Community coalescing
    on Pioneer Day*

*In Mapleton, Utah in 1980's

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