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2015 Fort Daniel Frontier Fair

GMS at Fort Daniel Frontier Fair
Buford, GA
Saturday, October 17, 2015

What a nice day for a frontier faire! The air was crisp but comfortable as Tom and Linda Batcha set up their tent at the Fort Daniel archaeology site.

Charles and I arrived when Tom and Linda were arranging the tables only to realize we left a critical piece of the fool's gold mining game at home -- the pyrite! We went home and came back with everything we forgot while Tom and Linda "held down the fort".

By the time we got back, Shelley Stubbs and Mary Gurney were there finishing the set up. We were all dressed up as old prospectors and pioneers, so with the "Fool's Gold Mining" game in place we were ready to go!

Visitors to our tent received a pretty little pocket rock plus a sticker. Several children (plus 1 adult!) mined for fool's gold for a $1 donation. We accepted donations for grab bags and coloring books too.

Along with the great weather and having fun with visitors, we also enjoyed smoky bbq, delicious Native American cookies (acorn and chestnut) with sassafras tea and butternut squash soup, plus lots of live bluegrass music.

It was a fun, educational, and entertaining day for all!

Lori Carter
On behalf of the Frontier Faire volunteers
Photo by Lori Carter

Shelley Stubbs (left) watched Charles Carter (top of head barely visible) do some wire-wrapping
while Mary Gurney (right) worked on a wood carving
Photo by Lori Carter

Mary Gurney working on her wood carving behind the coloring books and grab bags
Photo by Lori Carter

Fool's Gold Mining Game
Photo by Lori Carter

The contents of a grab bag displayed in a gold mining pan
Photo by Lori Carter

Plenty of stickers and postcards for visitors
Photo by Lori Carter

GMS coloring books!
Photo by Lori Carter

Just for fun, Charles "mined" some tiny fool's gold (pyrite cubes) and Shelley spelled out "GMS" with them

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