Contributed by Charles Mitchell
The Second Saturday in April, April 10, at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka will celebrate spring. Come early and enjoy a garden walk ‘n talk with Dr. Charles Mitchell at 9 a.m. and discover all the amazing things you can grow in your East Alabama garden. Andrea Crowder will help young people decorate real, hard-boiled chicken eggs that they gather themselves from the hens at Pioneer Park. At 10 a.m., a new Mountain Dulcimer class will continue. Loaner instruments are available. Class will meet every Saturday for the next five weeks. Contact Deborah McCord at 334-703-3646 if you are interested. Class limited to 10 people.
About Second Saturday
On the second Saturday of every month, volunteers and re-enactors gather at Pioneer Park to demonstrate their arts and crafts. Historical Society volunteers will prepare a traditional, Alabama lunch in the Cook House at noon for all visitors to enjoy. Blacksmiths are usually working at the forge, spinners and weavers are upstairs in the Trade Center, and all the museums and historical buildings are open to the public from 9 a.m. until mid-afternoon.
Pioneer Park and Second Saturdays are hosted by the Lee County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and education about local history. All visitors are urged to wear masks and a keep social distance. Most activities will be outdoors, weather permitting. More information can be found at www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org/.