Millerville's first-ever Butter Days is successful blend of entertainmentMillerville Butter Days whipped up fun for all ages Friday through Sunday.
By: Wendy Wilson, Alexandria Echo Press
Millerville Butter Days whipped up fun for all ages Friday through Sunday.
At the heart of Butter Days was the Millerville Creamery. The farmer-owned cooperative opened its doors in 1929.
A butter-carving contest in honor of the event showed off the artistic skills of people in the area who sculpted figures from pounds of Millerville butter. Entries included everything from cars, bears and fish to flowers and pigs.
The days’ events included softball and beanbag tournaments and a variety of games.
The children’s pedal tractor pull Saturday afternoon drew large crowds. Participants included children ages 3 to 11. Smiling contestants and winners received medals and trophies amid applause.
The Brandon History Center displayed dozens of Millerville photos from throughout the years, including some from the early 1900s, at the Fire Hall.
“I am trying to find people I know,” Millerville resident Ione Hanson said.
Hanson said she has lived in Millerville 69 years and was attempting to locate friends and family members in some of the photographs.
Hanson said she was pleased with the first-ever Butter Days.
“The parade was really impressive,” she said.
The parade included dozens of fire trucks, veterans’ association marchers, local business floats, horses, classic cars, a horse and buggy and many more marchers.
Children ran out to collect Frisbees, necklaces, candy and freeze pops. As a welcome relief to the heat and humidity, water balloons were tossed into the crowd. String cheese was handed out to parade-goers.
Food and refreshments were sold near the Millerville Fire Hall through the Millerville Community Club. People also had other items to peruse and purchase, including lilies and other plants.
Later in the day Saturday, people enjoyed a succulent pork chop feed.
During the evenings, the town jumped with music by Nasty Habit and Pure Country.