Opening Night (Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove) My husband and kids have been in this for many years, every summer. Hubby is Reverend Alden (also the mayor). The kids have been many roles. Anna has been in the longest, since she was 4 year old (she's turning 14 this year) and has been seen by about 80,000 people now. It is a wonderful experience for them (and a lot of work!).