Monticello to honor past and future at Pioneer Day celebration
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Monticello will celebrate the past and the future for the annual Pioneer Day celebration, which will culminate with events on July 25 and 26. The Monticello Chamber of Commerce and the City of Monticello sponsor the annual celebration, with Michael Martin and Karen Whipple helping to coordinate the efforts of a number of volunteers.

The celebration will have a theme of “Back to the Future Four,” with Monticello’s Big Four tractor as the star of the show. The historic tractor is expected to be up and running for the annual Pioneer Day parade and will preside over two days of tractor pull activities.

Volunteers led by Winn Westcott and the folks at Young’s Machine are hard at work completing the final details of the restoration work.

A host of traditional activities are scheduled, including the Blue Mountain Invitational Fast Pitch Softball Tournament on July 25 and 26, the Lions Club breakfast on July 26 at the LDS Stake Center Pavilion, Pioneer Day parade at 11 a.m., carnival and children’s games in the park, and a fireworks spectacular in the evening.

Additional activities include “Olympic Games” near the Monticello High School football field and an Air Band competition on Saturday evening.

The Monticello High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion. Please contact Crystal Alvarez at calvarez@frontiernet.net.

The Monticello High School Class of 1988 is planning a reunion. Please contact Bob Christensen at rachris@ut.gov, Monica Bennion at mbennion@monicabennion.com, or R.D. Sharp at sharp@dhthunder.org.

The Monticello High School Class of 1978 will hold a reunion at the home of Kris Black (465 Cedar Ridge Lane) from 4 to 7 p.m. on July 26.

The Monticello High School Class of 1968 will meet at Jailhouse Rock in Dry Valley (the site of an unforgettable second grade field trip) beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner will be catered at 6 p.m. Contact Doug Boyle at 801-375-5734, Nedra Bunker at 435-587-2807, or JoAnn Redd Petersen at 801-964-8697.

The Monticello High School Class of 1958 reunion is Friday, July 25 at Lamplight Restaurant. Call Kristine Saltau at 504-808-2265, Clyda Nielson at 208-678-8584 or Jerry Ann Adams Harral at 435-587-2410.

For information about:

• the celebration in general, call Michael Martin at 435-587-3282;

• Pioneer Day parade, call Liz or Dale Black at 435-587-2464;

• carnival in the park, including booth rental, call Karen Whipple at 435-260-9209;

• softball, call Eddie Allred at 435-587-2271; and

• Air Band Competition, call Cyndi Holyoak at 435-587-2271.
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