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New event added to Heritage Day | Preston Citizen

New event added to Heritage Day

July 18, 2013


Citizen staff writer

A horseshoe tournament has been added to the line up of events slated for the Oneida Stake Academy July 24 celebration in Benson Park. The day of events has been organized by the events committee of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation in honor of Franklin County’s Centennial this year.

Under the direction of Jay Hansen and Von Gregersen, the horseshoe tournament will be held on the north side of the Oneida Stake Academy building. It begins with the rest of the afternoon’s events following the opening ceremony at 1 p.m.


The OSAF Events Committee needs to identify the county’s oldest resident. If anyone knows him or her, please contact Necia Seamons at 852-1837 or Necia.seamons@oneidastakeacademy.org.

Pie makers are encouraged to bake up their best pies for prizes. To enter the pie contest, please call Sheyenne Hunzeker at 681-0308 by July 22 to register.

Other activities listed on the day’s line-up of events include several free games such as an egg toss, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a three-legged race, marble and jack tournaments, hopscotch, rope pulling, butter making, writing with feather and ink, rope making and candle making.

Participants of the activities will enjoy free musical concerts throughout the day, as well as be able to watch blacksmith Mike Mendenhall practice the ancient art of molding metal into useful and artistic items. They can also see Melissa Draper and Julia Seare demonstrate how to turn wool into yarn on their spinning wheels. For more information on all the events call Elliott Larsen at 851-2593. 

This story is sponsored by That Famous Preston Night Rodeo.

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