Weekend event takes families back in time

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It's not often we get leave the fast-paced life behind and take a step back in time, but for folks who attended the Parker Pioneer Homestead in Poinsett County on Satuday, many got to see that and more.

Organizers say its a fun time and great learning experience for the whole family.

"We have all kinds of stuff for families. That's what I'm mostly proud of is that kids can come here and do stuff like face painting or pet a donkey that they don't get to do every day. Parents can teach their kids about blacksmithing, about the griss miller making, corn miller making, and broom making. They can see all these demonstrations and kids take away a lesson and parents actually feel like they accomplished something on a day out with their kids," said Mary Anne Parker.

The event evolved from an interest in local Whitehall history and a desire to preserve some of the artifacts for the enjoyment of others.

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