Updates

This week’s episode: January 20, 2017

This week’s episode was shot on-location during Pioneer Days in Jackson County!  Kids from Brownstown Elementary (and schools around the area) get to spend a half day at the Jackson County History Center’s Pioneer Village learning all about pioneer life and what it was like to be a Hoosier in the early days of our state.

 

 

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The Friday Zone actually found out about Pioneer Days last year, but we couldn’t make it down there to videotape the activities.  This year, thanks to a nice reminder from our friends at the History Center, we were able to make plans for both our hosts to come along!  Originally, the idea was to just create a few “Field Trip” segments with the various activities at Pioneer Days.  But since we had our hosts along, we decided we could put them all together and make a whole special episode!  There’s a Footsteps to Flight (just a one-parter episode), and a Fitness Zone, but otherwise, it’s all on-location this week.

 

One segment that didn’t make it in was a visit to the History Center’s Circus Wagon.  There was a sweet lady there who actually did trapeze and other performances with the circus a long time ago – she was telling stories to the kids and also gave everyone juggling lessons!  The funniest part of that segment is when Courtney attempts a contortionist trick involving three metal rings…  you’ll have to see it to understand.  So, while that bit didn’t make it into this episode we will indeed be making it a “Field Trip” that will appear later on down the road.  Stay tuned!