The century-old Heber Stake Tabernacle will be dedicated as the city's new municipal building during ceremonies May 5.
The tabernacle - originally dedicated on May 5, 1889 - has been sold to the city and renovated and refurbished to serve as the city office building."For 100 years, we have had city government - we are celebrating our centennial this year with monthly activities. This month we are celebrating the Tabernacle's centennial and its rededication. It is a monumental structure, the most imposing in Heber City, that has served the Saints for a century. We hope it will serve the citizens for another 100 years," said Eleanor Nelson, chairman of the rededication program committee.
"It's most appropriate that we recognize those who created the building in the first place and those who are giving it a rebirth with a second use."
All are invited to attend the day's activities, she said. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. and will last until about 7:30 p.m.
Between 1 and 6 p.m. the public is invited to view a new, short video in the conference room on the second floor of the Municipal Building, showing historical sites and buildings in Heber City. Then, with a free map, visitors may make the auto tour on their own and see buildings that have been designated on the historical registry.
After the tour, visitors are invited to visit the senior citizens center and browse through the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum. Cookies and punch will be served.
The tower bell will be rung on the hour from 1 until 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the rededication program will begin in the Council Chamber.
A speaker system will permit all in the building and those outside the hear the proceedings. Seating and standing will not be reserved, so early or timely arrival is suggested. Souvenir booklets will be sold for $1 each. A limited number of free Heber City Centennial lapel pins will be given out.