Albion fourth-graders get in pioneer spirit

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 June 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Carol Miller, a volunteer during Pioneer Day for Albion fourth-graders, showed students, including Jordan Brooks how to use a washboard to do laundry.

Students learning old-time skills at several stations today, including stencil work, churning butter, tin punching, candle making and other activities.

Cathy Hryhorenko, an Albion teacher, works with students to churn butter. Fourth-graders have been studying New York history this year and today’s Pioneer Day was one of the highlights.

Xavier Byrd makes a yard doll during one of today’s Pioneer Day activities.

Sara Moore, a volunteer for the day, showed students how to iron.

Teacher Mary Jane Klips showed students how to punch tin.

Pioneer Day has been a tradition for Albion fourth-graders for about 30 years.