Snow College's centennial celebration will reach its high point this weekend, with activities continuing through Sunday evening.
And the weekend will have all the variety of a Swedish smorgasbord."Peg 'O My Heart," a rollicking comedy, continues Saturday in the Joseph Crane Theater. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
A historical symposium continues from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ephraim LDS Institute auditorium. Carol Lynn Pearson, poet, writer, lecturer and former Snow College teacher, will be speaker Saturday.
Alumni reunions also continue Saturday. Invitations have been mailed to some 13,000 graduates. The former students will reminisce, show photographs of children and grandchildren, attend a turkey barbecue and otherwise relive their school days.
A carillion bell tower and centennial garden was dedicated Friday evening.
Benton Yorgason, of the Blaine and Brenton duo who grew up in Sanpete's Fountain Green and wrote books about early life in the valley, will tell anecdotes and stories depicting the elements of Scandinavian humor at 7 p.m. Saturday in the College's Activity Center.
Sunday at the same hour and place, Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a noted heart surgeon, will discuss "Weighed in the Balance," pointing out the dual emphasis the Sanpete pioneers gave to faith and education. Elder Nelson also has local roots: his eight great-grandparents lived in Sanpete County.
Ephraim City will chip in Saturday with its contribution to the centennial. The Scandinavian Festival will be a daylong celebration of the area's heritage.