Saturday, June 22, 2013
To celebrate the 100th birthday of Franklin County, the Oneida Stake Academy is hosting Heritage Days on July 24, in Benson Park, Preston, Idaho.
Come celebrate with us!
The fun begins with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The park will then be filled with free old fashioned games such as foot races and cmarble and jack tournaments, heritage activities and an alumni booth for anyone who ever taught or attended a class within the Oneida Stake Academy’s walls during the 113 years it was open. Anyone interested in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament may contact Elliott Larsen at 208-852-2328.
Makers of pies are encouraged to enter the pie contest, which will be judged at the end of the opening ceremonies. An OSA Dutch oven and other prizes will be presented to the winner. To enter, please contact Sheyenne Hunsaker at 208-681-0308.
Antique tractors will be displayed, and artisans will show how to use a spinning wheel and smith iron.
The afternoon will feature several musical performances by local artists.
Tickets are now on sale for a Dutch oven dinner, which will be served from 4-7 p.m., complete with musical entertainment provided by the Community Orchestra. They are $12 per person or $45 per family. Children under the age of four are free.
A family dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. in a re-creation of an outdoor version of the famed Persiana Dance Hall. This event will feature floor shows by the dance teams coached by Autumn Coats, Sherrie Rallison and Alexis Beckstead.
To purchase a ticket or for more information, please contact a member of the The Oneida Stake Academy Heritage Day Committee: Saundra Hubbard, Hannah Edwards, Jennifer Seamons, Diane Petty, Carolyn Gunter, Rawana Griffiths, Anna Gray, John Packer, Diane Petty, Thedora Peterborg, Tiffany Jeppsen, Kathy Griffeth, Autumn Coats, Anjanette Dalley, Megan Steadman, Sheyenne Hunsaker, Kip Larsen, Elliott Larsen and Necia Seamons.
Partners with the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation for this Heritage Day are: Idaho Salvage, the Franklin County Senior Center and La Tienda.
Proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy building as a community center/museum of local history.