Log Cabin Days in Millsap, Texas

Millsap — Many around here are still basking in all of the fun and excitement that the Log Cabin Days brought. Both days of the event were a panoramic view of the history of the area as well as an overview of many of the old time ways of life.

The first day was dedicated to teaching the Millsap fourth-grade students history in a myriad of ways. As this is the first year the subject of history is presented to the students, they were taken to the log cabin grounds for a day of hands on study. With the help of many dedicated adult volunteers, and the Millsap Junior Beta club, tours of the cab- ins were given.

Some of the highlight demonstrations were goat milking, horse care, corn shucking and grinding, using a water well, making butter, candles, quilts, and cornbread. Stew was made, and cobblers warmed on a large campfire, and this, along with the cornbread, was served up for lunch.

This was a sensational event for the kids which instilled in them some great educational history tools. Then came the second day of the festival, which was open to the public. The free breakfast started off the day and the food was wonderful, along with the hospitality of those who cooked it. There were vendors and local service organizations galore with much visiting and fun.

Entertainment highlights included a band from a cowboy church and clog dancers. The antique car show had some beauties. There was a unit of men in full uniform with theirs horses who did a dramatic Civil War re-enactment as well as Native Americans in antique cultural dress showing items that are unique to their heritage.

The Kiddie Tractor Pull brought a lot of good laughs with the kids trying to peddle a tractor with a trailer behind with a weight attached. The weight was advancing up the trailer making it harder to pull the further they went down the course.

Trophies were awarded for first, second and third place in each division. The course was 35 feet in length and if the child made it past the 35 foot line, it was a full pull.

Winner in the Kiddie Tractor Pull girl’s division ages 3-4 was Sunny Bruner with a full pull. Boy’s division was Coop Gann and Jack Meyer tying with a full pull and having a pull off with Gann taking first and Meyer taking sec- ond place. Third place went to Phillip Thomas. Other participants receiving ribbons were Mayson Martin, Samuel Thomas, Jacob Marberry, and Kason Evans.

Girl’s division ages 5-6 has first place going to Laura Watson and second place to Charley Clark. In the boy’s divi- sion was first place Gabriel Banfield, second place Isaac Banfield, and coming in third was Joshua Hoover. The fourth place winner was Grandon Burrus.

In the final division 7-8 year old girl’s competition was Katie Blakley taking first place with a full pull of 35 feet. The boy winners were first place Elijah Watson, second place was Dee Bruner, and rounding out the third place was Brayden Weems.

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May 2012