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Heritage Day debut a success | Preston Citizen

Heritage Day debut a success

July 30, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL 

and ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Citizen staff

Though July 24 is commonly celebrated in Utah as Pioneer Day, the 24th was also celebrated just north of the Utah-Idaho border as the first annual Heritage Days in Preston.

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Hundreds gathered at Benson Park to celebrate Heritage Days and the 100-year anniversary of Franklin County. The Oneida Stake Academy Foundation hosted the celebration.

“It’s such a great county,” said Kennedy Bingham, the 2013-2014 Distinguished Young Woman for Franklin County. “I’m glad to be from here.”

Preston resident Anna Condie, 99, was honored with roses and applause for being the oldest resident they could find in Franklin County.

Preston resident Anna Condie, 99, was honored with roses and applause for being the oldest resident they could find in Franklin County.

Heritage Days featured many activities and events, which were mostly free to the public. Among these events were spinning wheel demonstrations, butter making, quill writing, a blacksmith, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, a pie making contest, an auction, foot races, rope making and a Dutch-oven dinner.

Though the activities were plentiful, the celebration focused on the history of Franklin County and the Academy.

This story is sponsored by Willow Valley Urgent Care.

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