Provo City’s annual Memorial Day Service will be on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 am at the Provo City Cemetery on 610 S. State Street.
The service will include musical numbers by the Timpview High School Band and the Covey Center’s youth a cappella group, FreQuency. Miss Provo and her attendants will give the Pledge of Allegiance, and I will have the honor of leading the wreath-laying ceremony accompanied by Korean War Veterans, Ken Balsar and Gordan Ewell.
The keynote speaker will be Major General John M. Hafen, Utah Air National Guard, ret.
During the Memorial Day Service, there will be a rededication of the newly expanded Veterans Memorial led by the City Council Chair, Gary Winterton. The expansion of the memorial is shown in the rendering above.
The hour-long program will end with a 21-gun salute by the Metro SWAT and the “Taps” bugle call by Timpview High School Band. The event, which was planned by the Provo City Veteran’s Council and America’s Freedom Festival, is a free event and open to the public.
In the event of bad weather, it will be held at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center Street.
The Color Tour is hosting a Color Party to benefit the Food and Care Coalition on Saturday, May 25th on 100 North and Freedom Blvd. The event is from 5 pm – 9 pm.
Tickets are available online at http://www.thecolortour.com/ Tickets are cheapest if you purchase in advance, $10 online and $20 at the door.
With each purchased ticket comes your individual packet of color powder. (Additional packets of Color will be available for purchase on site. 1 for $3, 2 for $5 or 5 for $10)
A portion of every ticket and the additional proceeds will go to the Food and Care Coalition.
This is an open event, all ages are welcome!
For more information go to: http://www.thecolortour.com/
Help us tell the story of Provo on Thursday, May 23rd at a Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Pioneer Park Splash Pad at 4:30 pm on 500 West Center Street. All children in attendance will be able to participate in the actual ribbon cutting and afterward will be able to play in the water – so kids, wear your swimsuits. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The hours of operation for the splash pad will be Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm through Labor Day. You can read more about the Pioneer Park Splash Pad here.
Last week I had the opportunity to sit in front of over 2000 Provo youth who had all participated in significant service. There aren’t too many cities in the world that could fill a room with 2000 teenagers who understand the value of service. Looking into their faces was inspiring. We’re in good shape if these are our future leaders.
Out of the 16 acts that are in the running to open at Stadium of Fire, 4 of them are from Provo (they are all in different brackets in the online competition, therefore none of them will have to vote against each other online). The winners of each bracket go on to compete in the top 4 live show at the Scera amphitheater, where judges will determine the winner. Regardless of who wins, we all hope that the winner is a local Provo artist, and it would be great if we could get as many of us into the top …
Get outside and play! Saturday, May 18th is National Kids to Park Day. This is a perfect excuse to enjoy our parks and get outdoors. Go to kidstoparks.org to take the pledge to take your child to a park today. Did you know that Provo has 52 parks? That is a lot of parks to stay familiar with, so Parks and Recreation has provided a Park Finder online at http://parkfinder.provo.org/ where you can search for a park that fits your need. The Park Finder also lists the amenities at each park and provides pictures and aerial shots for your convenience. For …
Provo Kiwanis Club is having its 7th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20th at the Sleep Ridge Golf Course. The tournament will be a 4 man scramble and prizes and prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. $400 in prizes for the 1st place team, $200 in prizes for the 2nd place team, and $100 in prizes for the 3rd place team. Lunch will be provided, including a prize drawing, door prizes, and prizes for the longest drive and closest to the hole. Registration will start at 7:30 am. $125 for singles, $400 for Teams, …
The Provo City School District Summer Child Nutrition Program begins June 3rd. Those who don’t have enough to eat at home won’t be going hungry when school gets out. This is a great opportunity for children to enjoy nutritious meals during the summer. Our summer meal program is a building block in the community for healthy, happy children who are ready to learn. -Keith Rittel Children 18 years and younger get breakfast and lunch for free. The meal must be eaten in the school cafeteria. Their parents may purchase a meal; breakfast costs $2 and lunch is $3. The menu may …
Every once in a while I hear something so cool I feel compelled to stop what I’m doing and go see it. That’s how I felt when I heard about the Lending Library. Joan Syme loves to read and as she says, “I had so many books, my house was leaning in one direction from all of the weight.” With the help of her resourceful husband she created the Lending Library and filled it with some of her books. The idea is simple. Stop by, borrow a book, read it and bring it back. No library card needed. A Neighbor …
Our yearly community survey is complete and the results are back. Take a walk through some of the highlights and feel free to ask questions. I think that one thing is abundantly clear - we live in a pretty great community. Above each of the slides I’ll provide a little commentary on what the BYU students and their professor, Dr Quin Monson, added. The sample size was just shy of 1400. To see the entire survey click here. This is a general question that’s asked by Gallup and gauges the right track/wrong track direction of the City by age group. …