The money was used to pay all transportation costs for the students. The demonstrators were all paid. The staff and volunteers were paid gas costs to and from the site. There were food and drink costs, expenses for preparation for the event and port-o-lets. There were demonstrators who performed activities that were common to Pioneer life in rural southwest Alabama. There were blacksmith’s, people making cane syrup with the help of a mule, candle makers, a potter making pottery and a working gristmill. The activities took place at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park, Beatrice, Alabama.