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Children Hard at Work at Heritage Fair

Children's Heritage Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local students learned about pioneer cooking, crafts, and daily chores Thursday. It was the first day of the Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farms in Central Point.

More than 20 classes from schools in Jackson County did hands on work washing clothes, rolling bread dough, peeling apples, and making butter. The students also created clay pots and worked with animals. They learned to milk a fake cow and take care of goats.

“A lot of it’s really new activities that they haven’t been exposed to before and it’s really surprising even the little boys get really into the washing tubs and the old-fashioned washing machines,” says Program Director Emma Abby. “They get really into it because they’ve never seen it before.”

The fair continues Friday for more students and then on Saturday the fair is open to the public. Saturday will also mark the grand opening of the Hanley Farm stand at the fair.