Every summer since its settlement in 1877, the Saint David community has celebrated Pioneer Day. In recent years Pioneer Day has become a community event, celebrating its local history and culture. This year the St. David Heritage Society coordinated events with volunteers from all local churches and school groups, hoping to maintain meaningful traditions and to strengthen the community and its families.
Pioneer Days started Friday evening, July 19th, with a demonstration on how to plow a field with horse and oxen. Saturday morning a parade started on the north end of Miller Street and ended on the south end, where old fashioned games were set up on the school grounds. A traditional BBQ dinner was served by members of the Patton Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and an old fashioned family foot rodeo was hosted at Post arena.
The evening ended on the football field with food and craft vendors and a fireworks show. Families came with blankets and chairs to visit, picnic and reconnect with friends, family and old school friends who traveled many miles to celebrate this day, which was meaningful not only to those with pioneer heritage, but also to all those in St. David who love their community.