Hubbard Prairie's pioneers revive 'Heyday'


The Hubbard Prairie Sleigh Festival will be held Sunday, Feb. 24 in Hubbard, with "original settlers" arriving to share their adventures. Long Lake Theater will be the site of the step back in time at 2 p.m. when, from left, Ed Bolton, Brian Hobson, Bruce Bolton, Shelly Mahowald and Lisa Davis assume roles from the book "Heyday," Jim Johnson's book on "20 upstart years on the Hubbard Prairie, 1880 to 1900." The day's events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. include horse-drawn sleigh rides and sled dog rides. Chili and cornbread will be served from noon to 3 p.m. at Hubbard United Methodist. A "giddy-up" cart race begins at noon followed by the sleigh festival parade at 1 p.m. Area musicians will entertain. A trapper encampment will revisit history with demonstrations of early life and games. Snow sculptures have been created near the Community Center. The purchase of a button gains entry to all the entertainment.