Community celebration to honor local pioneer heritage

From left back to front, Aiden Kitchen, Chad Kitchen, Sister Toulier, Nicki Kitchen, and Brody Kitchen. The Kitchen family and Sister Toulier, a missionary with the Church serving in Emmett, doing planning for the pioneer celebration at the Gem County Museum.

“Faith of Our Fathers” a Community Pioneer Celebration will be offered Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and the skits at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center and the Gem County Historical Society. It will include free entertainment, refreshments and other activities. The community is invited to participate. The event will be centered around the bandshell in the Emmett City Park.

Entertainment for the evening is from Roadshows (short locally written, directed and produced skits of 15 minutes) presented by various youth groups ages 11 to 18. These groups have 24 hours to prepare their skits. The theme of the evening is the history of the local Gem County Area. Those preparing the skits have worked with the local Church Family History Center and the Gem County Historical Society to develop a skit based on a local historical event. Entree acts of various types will be presented between the roadshows.

Various pioneer games, events and refreshments will be available during the evening such as homemade bread, homemade root beer, cornhusk doll making, butter churning and much more. One of the activities is a Dutch Oven Cook-off with chili and desserts. To participate, email or call 208-994-9609. Samples will be available for the public as long as they last.

The event is free and the public is invited. Bring your picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the evening.

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