The city's annual Heritage Days Celebration is set for Aug. 12-15 and promises to be the biggest and best ever.
Theme of the annual August festivities is "Tomorrow Just a Dream Away," reflecting the city's growth and change.As usual, the city will be offering the only late-summer fireworks display in the area on Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 p.m. at Clinton Park, 1800 N. 1900 South. However, new this year will be the addition of carnival rides that will operate Aug. 12-15. Rides will operate starting at 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The main preliminary activity to Heritage Days will be the Miss Clinton Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. at Clearfield High, 983 S. 1000 East. Admission is $3.
The Little Buckaroo Rodeo will be Thursday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m. at Centennial Park, located just west of city hall. Admission is free, but an optional Dutch oven dinner will be offered at $3 a person.
A Heritage Days golf tournament is planned on Friday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m. at Layton's Swan Lakes Golf Course, 850 N. 2200 West. Information on that event is available by calling Carrie or Bart at 985-2859.
Events kick into high gear on Saturday, Aug. 15, 6:30 a.m., at Clinton Elementary School, 1101 W. 1800 North, with the annual Sherman Wayment memorial races. A 5K and a two-mile run and also a two-mile walking race will be held.
Advance registration is $4 without a commemorative T-shirt or $12 with a shirt. Fees will be $5 and $15 on race day. Contact Keith at 773-9388 for more information.
The annual Heritage Days parade will be Aug. 15 at 9 a.m., beginning west of Clinton Elementary School and traveling west to Clinton Park. Entry lineup will take place on 1000 West Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Reyna, the first Hispanic settlers in the city, have been named as the grand marshals for the parade.
Other Aug. 15 events include a family breakfast at Clinton Park at 7:30 a.m. ($2 a plate); a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 8 a.m.; a silent auction, including beanie babies, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and entertainment and booths.
Besides the new carnival rides, there will also be paintball, a petting zoo, pony rides and food and crafts booths.
The group Distant Thunder will provide a free concert in Clinton Park at 7:30 p.m., before the fireworks.