Frontier Days entertains, educates curious crowds

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sandra Schreiner gives a visitor some pretzels to dip in his homemade sorghum sample during Frontier Days Sunday near Jenkins. The fifth annual event took place Saturday and Sunday on the Schreiner family's property and features a variety of interesting activities that show how early American pioneers lived and provided for their families on a day-to-day basis. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Mason LeBlance, of Jenkins, learned how to shell an ear of corn during Frontier Days.

Wayne Clevenger, left, Vicky Sweet and David Hunt, of High Hope Bluegrass, entertained guests with traditional bluegrass music on Sunday, the second day of Frontier Days event which the Schreiner family and members of the Son Rose Trail Ride Group hosted. Now in its fifth year, the event, which provides an interesting array of activities for all ages that provide a peek into pioneer life, continues to grow in popularity each year. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Edgar Schreiner, son of Edgar Schreiner Jr., shows Meredith Merriman of Monett 'the ropes' teaching her how rope was made in pioneer days by using simple tools like the one pictured that, through a cranking action, twists three strands of twine together to create a strong piece of multipurpose rope. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Edgar Schreiner, son of Edgar Schreiner Jr., shows curious children how ears of corn were shelled, then ground into cornmeal for cornbread in the old days during Frontier Days, which took place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Schreiners' property near Jenkins. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Mason LeBlance, of Jenkins, learns how to shell an ear of corn during Frontier Days. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Carie Trammel, of Trammel Ranch Soaps, demonstrates to onlookers how she makes homemade soap products using a combination of natural ingredients such as hog lard, coconut oil, olive oil, goat milk and essential oils. Trammel makes hand-cut soaps, lotions and lip balms on the ranch, which also produces other farm products. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
DeeNorah Leon, 21 months, of Exeter, plays in a pool of shelled corn while at Frontier Days Sunday near Jenkins. Her father, Elijah Leon, stood nearby. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Son Rose Trail Ride Club member and event volunteer Kelley Myers, of Cassville, cooks up a large pot of chicken and noodles Dutch oven and chuck wagon style during the fifth annual Frontier Days event near Jenkins. The chuckwagon and equipment is owned by Bob and Marie McKee. They also cooked peach cobbler in the Dutch ovens. The two-day pioneer-style event is a combined effort of the Schreiner family, the Son Rose Trail Ride Club and local artisans. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Edgar Schreiner, Jr., tends to a vat of sorghum molasses, skimming the top of impurities, during Frontier Days on Sunday. The process takes all day, and is done from scratch, processing the stalks of the plant with a cane press, then boiling them to extract the sweet flavor. Guests were given samples and the sorghum was available for sale. The fifth annual event took place Saturday and Sunday on the family's property near Jenkins and features a variety of traditional activities to show how people lived in pioneer times. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Wagon rides are one of the most popular attractions during Frontier Days, a two-day event featuring a variety of activities that allows area residents to see how early pioneers lived. The event is a result of a combined effort of the Schreiner family, the Son Rose Trail Ride Club and area vendors and artisans, who all pitch in to make it a success. Driving the wagon is Joshua Schreiner. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Edgar Schreiner, Jr., takes a break from cooking sorghum to horse around by taking his wife, Sandra, for a ride in their Meadowbrook horse cart, during Frontier Days on their property near Jenkins Saturday and Sunday. Contributed photo
Edgar Schreiner, Sr., and Joshua Schreiner, along with horse, Roscoe, arrive pioneer-style by horse and wagon for a special Cowboy Church service Sunday morning during the annual Frontier Days event near Jenkins. Edgar Schreiner serves as old-fashioned circuit preacher for the service each year. Contributed photo
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