City celebration offers something for everyone

Staff Writer | Lehi Free Press

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Whether you are a newbie to Lehi or you’ve lived here all of your life, Lehi Heritage Day is a fun way to learn about the people and industries that helped make Lehi what it is today.

With the theme of Early Industry, the community is invited to dress up in period dress (optional) and enjoy the day’s events, which will go as follows:

2 p.m.—Showcase Parade. Heritage Day honorees will ride up Main Street from 400 East to Center Street, where they will turn north and end up in front of the Legacy Center.

Following the parade, the Celebration of Heritage Day Honorees will commence at the Walk of Fame Garden outside of the Legacy Center.

4-7 p.m.—Lehi Heritage Day festivities begin at the Legacy Center. There will be displays, exhibits, entertainment, homemade hamburgers, a classic car show and more.

For more information, check out our website at lehihistory.com or contact The Lehi Historical Society and Archives at 34 E. 100 North or 801-768-1570.

Honorees for Lehi Heritage Day 2018 announced

The Lehi Historical Society and Archives is pleased to announce its Lehi Heritage Day honorees for 2018.

“It brings us great joy to honor these people for their countless hours of service in behalf of our great community,” said Lara Bangerter, director of the society. “They’ve done everything from work to preserve Lehi history, serve on city council and operate longtime Lehi businesses to volunteer countless hours as a fireman or at the museum or with the Round-Up Rodeo and Celebration.”

The pinnacle of this honor is a brick in the Walk of Fame Garden in front of the Legacy Center, where other outstanding Lehi citizens have also been memorialized. The celebration takes place on Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 2-7 p.m., at the Legacy Center at 123 Center Street.

This year’s honorees are:

Phillip and Mickie (Maxine) Black

David and Kim Butterfield

Edward and Kaye Collins

Dale and Karen Ekins

Phillip and Carol Gray

Mel and Lueen Kirkham

Stan and Peggy Lewis

Mike and Beckie Southwick

Jim and LaVee Hadfield Strong

Bert and Taunya Wilson

Everyone is invited to this free community event, which will include a parade, honoree celebration, historical displays, interactive activities, food and fun. With the support of the city, Lehi Heritage Day marks five years this year. The day is meant to celebrate the lives of the honorees as well as those who have gone before and the fascinating, as well as meaningful, history of Lehi.

The Heritage Day events begin at 2 p.m., with a Showcase Parade, where honorees will ride from 400 East up Main Street, turn north onto Center Street and end in front of the Legacy Center.

Immediately following the parade, the Celebration of Heritage Day Honorees begins. At this time, each couple will be presented their brick. After that, activities inside and outside of the Legacy Center will commence.

This year’s Heritage Day theme is Early Industry. Displays, exhibits and activities will focus on industries like the Lehi Sugar Factory, Lehi Roller Mills, the dairy industry and more. The peoples of the old LDS Fifth Ward, which included the area around the Legacy Center, will be featured, as well as historic businesses, displays by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Sons of Utah Pioneers, youth activities, a Hankie and Tie collection, homemade hamburgers, a car show and more.

This year’s car show will be located in the parking lot just east of the Legacy Center and will be free to enter. Call The Lehi Historical Society and Archives at 801-768-1570 to enter.

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