Larry Wilcher and his daughter, Chloe, will be featured Tuesday on WLEX's 12:30 p.m. news show.
Wilcher and Chloe are primitive re-enactors, demonstrating skills used by pioneers who lived between 1750-1840. Chloe, a seventh-grader at Boyle County Middle School, has been learning the skills since she was five. "She shoots a flintlock rifle and can throw a tomahawk," Wilcher said.
The publicity is to showcase the Primitive Rendezvous, a re-enactment encampment, that will be held this weekend at the Mercer County Fish and Game Club, located on U.S. 68 about halfway between Perryville and Harrodsburg.
On Saturday, the event is open to the public between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. where skills, such as building a fire with flint and steel, throwing a tomahawk, trapping, and blacksmithing, will be demonstrated. School classes will be there on Friday. Students will have a chance to observe and learn a few skills themselves.