Mark your calendars! The Community Club invites everyone who loves Knights Ferry to be a part of “Love Knights Ferry” on the morning of March 14 at 8am. The group will meet in front of the Community Club. The Civil War reenactments will be the following weekend March 21-22! Plan for a fun and busy weekend full of battles and the Community Club’s spaghetti feed dinner on Saturday, March 21st.
The Knights Ferry 4th grade class took an over-night field trip back in time to 1846. The class traveled Sacramento’s Sutter’s Fort to learn about local history including the Fort’s part in the Donner Party, the Gold Rush, and California Trail. Each student was assigned a character to portray from the “pioneer life of 1846”. They were entertained by banjo music and a parent roasted a whole pig on a rotisserie while the students participated in daily tasks such as weaving fabric, spinning yarn, braiding rope, cooking in a wood-fire oven, and basket weaving.
There was so much planning for this field trip and numerous parents pitched in to help make it a very special trip. The 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Stevenot even got her husband and his mom and sister to participate. The parent volunteers served as chaperones and led activity stations for doll making, basket weaving to name a few.
Alexa Bonson said her favorite part about Sutter’s Fort was going on a night watch with a wooden musket. They even tracked down some suspects in the shadows (a few parents participated as suspects)! Katey Condee’s favorite part was candle making, learning about trapper history, shopping at the trade store, making chicken soup for lunch, and making a rag doll.
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