Monday, 04 June 2018 05:14

Plenty of things planned for Doc’s Town; opening soon for the season

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Doc’s Town will open for the season on Sunday, June 17. Country Pleasures Tea Room is hosting its traditional Fathers’ Day event Sundae Sunday starting at 1 p.m. The day’s special will be a variety of ice cream treats. 

From that date Doc’s Town will be open Friday to Sunday (and holiday Mondays) until the end of September.  Operating hours are 1 – 5 p.m. Summer students and volunteers act as hosts on the grounds.
The collection of heritage buildings begun by “Doc” Burton Allen is in its 37th year of operation. 
Now under the auspices of the city, but managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, Doc’s Town keeps our prairie past alive. 
The site consists of eleven buildings which have come from various places in the southwest including Leinan, Tuberose and Swift Current. 
Turnhill School, Ball’s Blacksmith Shop and the Leinan Hall (now Country Pleasures Tea Room) are over 100 years old. The furniture and artifacts displayed in all the buildings have been donated by many individuals and groups. 
This summer a new exhibit of early telephone equipment will be set up in the Airmen’s Billet courtesy of Sasktel Pioneers. 
Theatre style chairs have been donated by the Waldeck Golden Age Club.
Activities at Doc’s Town reflect the history of the buildings.  Ball’s Blacksmith Shop is a place where the age-old skill is kept alive. 
The forge is fired up every Sunday in the summer and in the off-season is utilized for instructional workshops. 
Several kinds of pies are made and served in the Tea Room. The young men who lived in the Airmen’s Billet (H-hut) during the war years likely enjoyed music and dancing there like we do.

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