The first Pioneer Day Story Hour at the Mesa Visitors' Center brought over 600 guests on the first day to celebrate the the faith and courage of Pioneer ancestors who have inspired us to follow in their footsteps.
|Sister Embley, Rios, Tingey and Duffin pose by the campfire before telling their Pioneer stories|
|What a wonderful sight!|
|Sister Brown leads the children in singing "Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked".|
|Sister Duffin poses with children after leading them on a "Pioneer Trek"|
"We're going to be a pioneer
What a beautiful day!
We can't wait!"
|Sister Avanesjan and Greene pose with little pioneers|
|Children color pictures of Betsy Buttons and Buster Buttons after hearing the story of the young pioneer girl Liza, and her doll, Betsy Buttons|
|Sister Younce prepares the crafts for the children complete with button eyes|
|Sister Grown, Embley, Duffin Rios, Elder Andrus, Sister Tingey and Avanesjan celebrate our heritage|
|Lots of fun and action following the stories before the children leave with a piece of saltwater taffy|
|Children heard the story of the faith of Sister Tingey's ancestors crossing the plains|
|The children love to pose with the "pioneer" sisters|
|Sister Jeppson, Pickett, Brown, Grow, Avanesjan, Finau and Greene|