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Vol. 19, No. 24 Roundup activities begin with Picnic in the Park Final preparations are being made for the 1997 Lehi Roundup Celebration, which will be held June The week-loncelebration will include three performances of PRCA rodeo, two performances of the famous Miniature Parade, cultural arts displays, competitions, carnival rides for children, cowboy poetry and many free events throughout the week. Here is a rundown of the events that wtfl take place: 23-2- g Picnic in the Park This annual event will be held Monday, June 23 at 6 p.m. in Wines Park, 500 N. Center. Participants should bring their own picnic dinner; dessert will be furnished by the parade committee. A variety of local entertainment will be featured during the evening. Free swimming, museum admission The Museum of Natural History, 75 N. Center, will Hutchings be open to the public at no charge from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24. Also on Tuesday, the public is invited to participate in a free swim at the Lehi Swimming Pool, 451 E. 200 South, from 1 to 4 p.m. Arts Center open house A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held at the Lehi Arts Center, 685 N. Center St., (the former Hutchings Museum building), Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cultural Arts displays An arts exhibit will be held 26-2- 8 Thursday through Saturday, June at the Arts Center, 685 N. Center from noon until 5 p.m. each day. Sidewalk sales Participating Lehi merchants will offer specials in their sidewalk sales Wednesday through Saturday. Check individual stores for availability. Poetry Gathering, Dutch oven dinner Dutch chicken will be offered Cowboy A oven June 25 from 5:30 dinner on Wednesday, to 7 p.m. at Lehi Junior High School, 700 E. Cedar Hollow Rd. Cost for the event will be $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. The annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lehi Junior High School. For those not participating in the dinner, admission will be $2 per person. For tickets to either or both events, call Fred Hardy, 768-938- Stock parade The stock parade will kick off three days of rodeo action on Thursday, June 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the northeast corner of Wines Park, 600 N. 100 East. Miniature Parade The famous miniature parade will be held on Friday, June 27 at and again on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. The first performance of the famous Miniature Parade will start at the northeast corner of Wines Park, proceeding down 100 East to 200 North, where it will turn right and proceed west to 200 West (note the change from previous years). From there it will travel south to Main Street, then east to Lehi High School on 500 6 p.m. East. Wednesday, i-- i-- L L June 18, 1997 50 J L J Wl Jim llJ cents a single copy Dutch oven cookoff Jennilyn Tucker crowned new Miss Lehi By RUSS DALY City Editor A year of service and opportunity has begun for a new Miss Lehi. Jennilyn Tucker earned the title last Saturday night in the annual Miss Lehi Scholarship Pageant, with Emily Nielsen and Danielle Price named as attendants in the royalty. The trio will serve the community during the coming year by making appearances, participating in speaking engagements and serving as role models for the youth. Tucker, the daughter of Val and Elaine Tucker, performed Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in Minor" for her talent presentation. Audiences attending concerts given by the composer always requested that he perform that piece as an encore. In the evening wear presentation, the new Miss Lehi wore a beaded white halter with a flowing white crepe skirt. One of the two questions asked of her on stage was about her service project, where she taught fitness and nutrition to fifth grade students at Sego Lily Elementary. In an independent judging process, Tucker also won the $100 cash award for her service V 768-391- 768-886- Lehi Roundup Rodeo The PRCA sanctioned rodeo will be held Thursday through at 8 p.m. at the rodeo arena, 100 N. 500 Saturday, June 26-2- 8 West. Tickets are available at Western Tack and Togs, 36 S. 200 West, and Ream's Boots and Jeans, 86 W. Main. Dirt Dance The popular Dirt Dance will be held at the rodeo arena following the final performance of the rodeo. J y ' C - V ' ", t S rm 'Ik f 1' V & tva r c.?. A project. Nielsen, the daughter of Glen and Connie Nielsen, sang "Le Jazz Hot," originally sung by Julie Andrews in the musical Victor I Victoria. For the evening wear division, she chose a black crepe dress with a beaded gold brocade halter. In one of her onstage questions, she asserted that the youth of today must take responsibility for their own actions. Price dedicated her talent presentation, a modern dance she choreographed to Janet Jackson's "Funky Big Band," to the memory of her grandfather, who had been a member of a big band, but who did not live to see her accomplishments in her chosen art. Jennilyn Tucker greets the audience immediately after being named Miss Lehi 1997 last Saturday night. Photo by Russ Daly Dressed in a black crepe gown with silver sequins on the halter, she explained to the judges and the audience her "gal in the glass theory," that one must be true to one's self above all. She is the daughter of Richard and Susan Price. In addition to the talents presented by the contestants, masters of ceremonies Johnny Revill and Cyd Revill also performed, as did last year's attendants, Krista Blackburn and ShyAnn Hreinson. Special entertainment, following the pageant theme of "Latin Sunset," was provided by Brent Keck and Mary Lyn Ball, the couple in the amateur Latin Ballroom Dancing for the western region of the United States. They have toured Europe, Asia and the U.S. with the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. They will compete on the professional level starting this d September and, incidentally, are engaged to be married. Petition drive nets success, plus more registered voters By RUSS DALY City Dutch oven enthusiasts are invited to participate in a cookoff, which will be held at Wines Park from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Chefs are invited to compete for prizes, with the entry fee being $15 per person, regardless of the number of categories that are entered. Participants must register by Saturday, June 21, by calling or Karen Brown, Rebecca Gray, 756-766- 9 SHE mnA Fun Day Carnival The Fun Day Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Wines Park from 11 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Booths, games and food, as well as carnival rides for children, will be offered. Tickets for the rides are being sold at the Lehi City offices, 153 N. 100 East, at a cost of $10 for 12 tickets; on the day of the carnival, tickets will be $1 each. subscribe call To Editor Will the real John Q. Voter please sign in? Being thwarted in their first attempts to get an initiative placed on the November ballot, Richard Smith and Dean Lott turned their recent setback into an act of public service by helping people become registered to vote, and helped their cause in the process. The two presented a petition to Lehi City and the Utah County Elections Office with more than the 693 signatures needed to include the measure in the upcoming elections. Officials from the two entities combed through the signatures and eliminated those people who were not registered voters, those who were not Lehi residents and those who had signed the petition twice. After the bureaucrats were through, the petition was cut by about 150 names, making the organizers nine short of the number they needed. In addition to being disappointed, though, according to Smith, they were surprised at the number of people who thought they were registered by were actually not on the rolls. Smith and Lott decided to rectify that situation by offering a registration booth in Lehi. They set up a table at Kohler's last week and provided registra tion materials to anyone who needed to register. By the end of the week, they had registered 176 voters, filling two books. Smith still has two partially filled books in his possession for persons who would still like to register. For information, cnll 768-876- While Smith and Lott were helping people register to vote, they were also able to provide information on Lott's growth management initiative, which recommends that residential growth be limited to a "moderate three percent per year." The two say the move can be accomplished by limiting the number of building permits issued during the year; single unit lots within the city would be excluded from the measure. During the week they were holding the satellite registration booth, the two were also able to obtain 1,007 signatures on another petition, one they are confident will have more than enough to carry the measure to the people. More than half of the total were obtained within the first two days. "We're pretty positive that with what we have now they can't throw out very many," said Smith. Smith said that he had heard on a radio broadcast that Boulder, Colo., and about 150 other communities across the nation had successfully limited the growth in a similar manner. Grand Marshall: Dean Lott honored for years of service By RUSS DALY City Editor From the time he was about 10 old, Dean Lott learned the value of the community from his father and other early leaders of the Civic Lehi Improvement Association (CIA). That organization has chosen to repay Lott for his years of service to the community by naming him and his wife, the former Donna Fox, as the grand marshals of the 1997 Lehi Roundup Celebration. The son of B.J. and Violet Lott, Dean started helping with the parade as a youth when his father and Ernest Webb served as He paid tribute to them and others, such as George Lewis, Dean Prior and George Strasburg. "All those people you worked with were good role models," he years . said. "They didn't just talk about the work, they did it. They were the first ones in the trench and the last ones out of it. Those people gave you a sense of community." As a youth, one of his tasks in helping with the parade was storing the floats in the high school gymnasium and agriculture shop. They had to put planks on the stairs to get the floats in one of the buildings, no small task, according to him. Later, he served on the board of directors of the CIA, heading the finance committee. During his time with the organization, he also saw the advent of the changes in the bleachers, and helped in the effort to replace the wooden bleachers with metal ones and paint the numbers on the bleachers as the rodeo switched to a reserved seating In addition to his work with the said he has been actively involved in other civic activities, such as the political process, which they both feel is an important facet of the community. Dean is the force behind a growth initiative that he hopes to see on the ballot in November because he believes that more planning needs to be put into development. "All we're trying to do is slow it down to get a handle on it," he explained. "If you keep building at the rate we're building, and we go into a moderate dry spell, we're going to be in trouble." Recognizing that the measure could be voted down through the ballot process, he wants to see the decision placed in the hands of the citizens to give them a better voice CIA, Donna 1 in government. When he found out that some of the people who had signed an earlier petition were not actually registered to vote, he approached the county about providing a voter registration booth in town to make it easy for people to participate in their right to vote. Dean worked at Geneva Steel for 35 years, where he was a supervisor in maintenance and utilities. "When you work in maintenance, you work the whole plant," he said. He saw the plant go through many changes and struggles, and he knew it was time to retire when BMT took over the operation. "It was a great place to work," he said, "but it was time to quit." Now that he is retired, he finds See LOTTS on Page 3 PQpIdGOgy- - y ty' V Dean and Donna Lott will lead this year's Roundup Parade as Grand Marshalls.