A golf tournament Monday kicked off the annual Highland Fling celebration. Participants in the fling have been horsing around, showing off babies and parading through city streets.
Events include:- Thursday, July 30: A children's bike race for ages 14 and under will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Adventure Park (entrance north of Lone Peak High School Seminary building). There is an entrance fee of $5 per person. Helmets are required. Call Michelle Corry at 756-0072 for more information.
A 5:30 horse show includes such events as showmanship at halter, Western horsemanship, musical tires, tandem bareback, lead line and walk and trot. Participants may register for $3 Thursday and Friday between 5 and 6 p.m. at the Highland City Arena. Call Ron Mugleston at 756-7221 for more information.
- Friday, July 31: The Baby Contest is open to both boys and girls from newborns to 36 months-old. Judging for 0-8-month-olds and 17-23-month-olds will be from 9 to 9:50 a.m.; for 9-16 months old and 24-36-month-olds from 10 to 10:50 a.m., at Heritage Park, 10400 N. U-71. Cost is $3. Call Jeannine Lasky at 756-6878 for more information.
Activities at the horse arena continue at 5:30 p.m. with such events as barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, rescue racing, stick horse barrel racing, boot race and a sheep race.
Arts and crafts fair entries are due at the city building from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a limit of three entries per person.
Categories include art crafts, ceramics and dolls, needlework, photography, quilts and sewing. Age divisions are child (ages 0-7), youth (8 to 12) teen (age 13-19) and senior (age 20 and over). Cash prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place winners.
A youth dance sponsored by the Highland Youth Council is scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.
- Saturday, Aug. 1: The Highland Classic 5K run will begin at 7 p.m. Registration will be from 6 to 6:45 a.m. at Heritage Park. The children's race is a half-mile distance. There will be 5K awards also. Register at City Hall before July 31 to guarantee a T-shirt and pay the lower entry fee of $8 for the 5K and $6 for the children's race. Allow another $2 for race-day registration. Call 756-9982 for more information.
The Kiwanis Breakfast will be at Heritage Park from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The menu includes eggs with ham, pancakes, fruit and juice. The $1 tickets can be bought that morning or by calling Jon Doxey at 756-9165 or Ed Tucker at 756-2400.
A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Highland Elementary School and end at Heritage Park. The children's division will be first and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Lori Call at 763-0690.
Booths and concessions will be at Heritage Park from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The arts and crafts fair exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entries must be picked up between 4 and 5 p.m.
Free children's games will be conducted at Heritage Park between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Storytelling will follow from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
There will be a cook-off in the kitchen at the city building from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Participants should bring their recipes, a sample to share and a $1 fee.
A fire truck spray will be at Mountain Ridge Junior High from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a candy toss at the Heritage Park baseball field at 2:30 p.m.
The celebration ends with a fireworks show that begins promptly at 9:30 p.m.