The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 23, 2013

Icebreaker outdoor expo from an 8-year-old's perspective

By Paige Zaktansky
For The Daily Item

Editor’s note: The following column was provided by 8-year-old Paige Zaktansky, a second-grader at Middleburg Elementary, who talks about her experience at the Icebreaker Sportsman show at the Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton on Saturday.

My dad and I went to the (Icebreaker) outdoors show (in Milton). We go every year and it is a lot of fun.

The first thing we did was sign up for prizes. Then we saw a puppet show that was new this year. I got to see it with my cousins. I like seeing so many people I know at the show.

My favorite thing to do is go fishing. I caught a trout. I helped put it back in the pond.

Every year I make a bird house. This year, the bird houses were different than before. I hammered in a lot of nails. I want to paint my bird house blue.

I got to shoot a bow and a toy gun. It was fun. I also got my face painted to look like a butterfly.

They always have a lot of good food at the show. I had a hotdog and some french fries and a piece of blueberry pie. I also drank a blue slushie.

Thank you to all the people who work hard to make the show so cool. I really like going every year.

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