Oh what an experience! All types of transportation vehicles that date back to the late 1800s. Burnsville Kids Café student and a portion of the Summer Fun Day Campers enjoyed a day in Spencer, North Carolina.
The day started off with an early breakfast prepared by BRLC volunteers. There were a total of 15 students’ ages 4 to 12 and six adult chaperones to take the outing.
The train ride was a great experience. The train ride lasted approximately 25 to 30 minutes. The children were very excited to have had this opportunity. Several had never travel by train before. There was much to do to keep the children busy throughout the day. We all enjoyed an old fashion hay ride pull by a tractor, made pictures from patterns out of clay, played softball, played checkers, learned about quilt making and the old fashion string and button trick. Lunch was prepared by BRLC volunteers and served in the designated picnic area.
The annual car show that was held on the day we visited the museum was amazing to all. Some cars dated back to the old Model-T up to the later-year automobiles. Antique as well as classic vehicles were on display.
The movie that was shown to all that visited the roundhouse gave information about the beginning of the railways coming to Salisbury and Spencer. There was a guided tour of all the different train engines dating back to the steam and coal engines. The children visited the area where a replica of the first airplane is kept that was built by the Wright Brothers.
All children that took part in the trip were asked to write of their experiences and return it back to Mrs. Caple, the BRLC afterschool teacher. Please call 704-826-8737
Carol Smith is the director of the Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center.