You are all invited to celebrate Lynn Cleland’s entrance into the valley with his handcart. He will be arriving this Saturday, 26th of September at 10:00 am. Be at “This is the Place Monument” at 9:30 am because it’s not an exact science when he will arrive. He will be caring a photo of Sarah Goode with him symbolizing her arrival in the Salt Lake Valley 1856. There will be a blue grass band to entertain us at the event. This signifies the band that Sarah missed when she came into the valley a day earlier than the rest of the Ellsworth Company. Also, Brother Brigham will meet him. The press will also be there to do a story, probably channel 5 TV.
From the Monument, many will like to walk approximately 3.2 miles to Liberty Park where we will have a watermelon bust. This is what the saints enjoyed for their first meal as they finished their trek. Bring your camping chairs and place them into vehicles for those who will drive there. The weather will be real nice that day but bring water to drink while on the walk.
Since Liberty Park is large, we will find a place in the trees North of the tennis courts. We will enter from the North Side and walk along the West road inside the park. There will be plenty of parking. Some of you may choose not to walk the distance to the park, that will work because we will need to carpool back to “This Is The Place Monument” to pickup our cars that we left there.
Feel free to pass this information along to others who would like to participate. If you can come, let Marlin Sharp know so we can anticipate how much watermelon we need to purchase. Funds for the watermelon are donated by the Boice Family Association.