Mt. Pleasant Readies for Annual Hub Days Celebration – Press Release 6/18/2003

DATE 6/18/2003 7:44 AM

This is part of an occasional series by the Sanpete Country Travel and Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance on the people and places along U.S. Highway 89.

Mt. Pleasant Readies for Annual Hub Days Celebration

Once again, Mt. Pleasant City is gearing up for its annual Hub City Days celebration June 28 – July 6 with events including a Mountain Man rendezvous, parades, rodeos, musical performances and a 5K run/walk. The celebration, in honor of Mt. Pleasant being the Hub City of Sanpete County, is just some of the many things to see and do along Utah s Heritage Highway, U.S. 89 over the July 4th holiday.Activities begin Saturday, June 28 with an 8 a.m. men s softball tournament at the North Sanpete High School ball field. To register, contact Stephanie Blaine at (435) 462-3108. On Sunday, June 29, there will be a Freedom Rally, featuring the Sanpete Valley Singers, at 7 p.m. in the North Sanpete High School auditorium. Thursday, July 3 there will a Barrel-A-Rama at 7 p.m. at the city rodeo grounds, with registration being held at 6 p.m.

July 4 festivities begin with a 7 a.m. Fun run/walk beginning at the Horseshoe Mountain Restaurant parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation in memory of Phyllis Shelley. Also at 7 a.m. there will be an IHC Hospital breakfast in the city park. Other scheduled July 4 events include:

  • 11 a.m. Childrens Parade. Entrants should line up between 700 South and Park Road.
  • 11:30 Mammoth Parade, Entrants should line up at 700 South and State Street. To sign up for the parade, contact Dan Simons, 462-0150 or Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 462-2456.
  • 1 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars hamburger lunch, Mt. Pleasant City Park.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. musical performances, Mt. Pleasant City Park, including the Native American dance group, Morning Star, and the folk singing group, Family Ties.
  • 1 – 4 p.m., Craft booths. Cost is $15 per booth. To reserve a booth, call (435) 462-3488.
  • 7 p.m., Mutton Bustin Childrens Rodeo, open to the first 25 children who register.
  • 8 p.m., Rodeo, to register, call Debbie Stallings, (435) 462-3816.
  • 10 p.m., Fireworks show.

In addition, throughout the day July 4, there will be events and activities in the city park, including a Mountain Man Rendevous, food, games, musical performances and dutch-oven cooking. The Mountain Man Rendevous, which runs through Sunday, July 6, is being sponsored by TNT Muzzleloaders and the Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council. The rendezvous will include exhibits, trading, displays, candy cannon explosions, homemade rootbeer and other food items, tomahawk and knife-throwing contests, frying pan tosses, kids games, demonstrations, shooting contests and more. The fourth annual gathering is hosted by David and Pat Gonzalez. For information, call (435) 462-0152.

Hub Days continues Saturday, July 5 with a morning co-ed softball at North Sanpete County High School. For information, contact Stephanie Blaine, 462-3108, and a 8 a.m. golf tournament. To register for the golf tournament, call Dave Goodwin at (435) 427-9586. Sunday activities include shooting contests and awards at the Mountain Man Rendezvous.

For general information about Hub City Days, call Mt. Pleasant City at (435) 462-2502.


For more information Contact:Monte Bona
Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council
(435) 462-2502
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