Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence. The arena is used by the entire northwestern area of the Morgan Valley, especially by 4-H horse enthusiasts.
Milton resident John Ure organized the event. He commented that “People were so impressed with the leadership skills shown by these two boys. They worked so hard and there was so much involved We thought it would be a shame to let something like that go unappreciated.” He went on to say that it was great to give the community a chance to re-visit their bonds with Milton area. The residents of this area used to be very close and this gave people the opportunity to get out and get talking again. The round-up was well attended. Close to 500 people showed up to celebrate.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade Root Beer were provided for the event, along with pot luck side items. The attendees really enjoyed the evening and hope that this will continue as an annual event.