Pioneer Day to be celebrated July 24-25

The work crews are out in force as Monticello prepares for the annual Pioneer Day celebration, which is set to take place on July 24 and 25.

The only problem is that the work crews will not be finished by the dates of the celebration. This will result in a few changes to the celebration this year.

The Monticello Chamber of Commerce and City of Monticello coordinate the celebration, with a host of volunteers. Karen Whipple is leading the charge, with a large crew of helpers.

In addition to the community-wide celebration, a large number of family reunions and class reunions will be held during the busy weekend.

The annual Lions Club breakfast will be served beginning at 7 a.m. at the Monticello LDS Stake Center pavilion.

The Pioneer Day parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at its regular starting spot at Monticello High School. However, as a result of construction on Main Street, the parade will head down Second South and then turn north on First West.

Liz and Dale Black are coordinating the parade. They can be reached at 435-587-2215.

Carnival events will take place at the standard location at Veterans Memorial Park. Karen Whipple is coordinating the carnival. She can be reached at 435-587-2864.

Additional activities will take place at the Ball Park, including the annual Blue Mountain Invitational Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Eddie Allred coordinates the softball tournament. He can be reached at 435587-2271.

On Pioneer Day, July 24, local Boy Scouts are offering a meal as they raise funds to attend the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 2010. Daniel Anderson (435-587-2689) is coordinating that event, which will be held at the Ball Park Pavilion beginning at 6 p.m.

A cowboy poetry and tall tale telling contest, including the performance of local talent, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ball Park Pavilion. Call Cindi Holyoak at 435-587-2271 for more information or call Bill Boyle at 435-587-2277 to register for the Cowboy Poetry / Tall Tale contest.

Activities will continue throughout the day on Saturday, July 25, culminating in a fireworks display at dark from the Monticello High School football field.

See a calendar of events on page 14 of this newspaper.

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