Activities set for Goessel’s Heritage Fest

Area residents are invited to enjoy a day of activities, fun and learning at the Mennonite Heritage Museum’s Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Young and old alike can join in outdoor games, crafts and demonstrations.

Participants can try their skill at making peppernuts, milking a goat, or playing croquet. They can observe demonstrations of spinning, weaving, hemstitching and knitting. Children can learn how to make a rag doll and play simple games from yesterday.

Featured activities include “Dating Quilt Fabric,” led by Avalee Weeks at 2 p.m. At 10:30 or 1 p.m. a sing-a-long will be held in the Friesen House parlor with Elvera Voth playing the pump organ.

Participants can dazzle their friends with their skill when joining in a ciphering match or spelling bee in the One Room School at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

If they have questions about farming and farm machinery, they can join Randolph A. Schmidt in the Wheat Palace at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. for a session of “What did it do?”

Special exhibits include: “The Wonderful World of Miniatures” and the Bernhard J. Klassen Photograph Exhibit.

Gate admission is $3 for adults, $1 children age 6 through 12, and children under 6 are free.

All activities will take place at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel. In case of rain, activities will take place inside.

For more information call (316) 367-8200.

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